Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The Grey Market is alive and well in D.C.
Kushi Izakaya & Sushi at City Vista has made quite a splash since opening -- and now it's making a new one by hosting the Grey Market.
The Grey Market is a lot like the black market, though it's legal (if you sign a waiver).
Because D.C. laws do not allow someone to sell food unless they have had a commercial-grade kitchen inspected, many people can't get businesses off the ground without substantial investment. But as Jamie Hardin of the Washington Examiner reports, there is a loophole--those purchasing the products can simply sign a waiver.
Sunday at Kushi, the Grey Market was open. Participants signed up through GreyDC.com, signed the waiver, paid $2, and they were ready to buy all sorts of local and organic food.
Hardin reports it was a raging success: "the crowd was steady and shopping."
Future Grey Markets are available on GreyDC.com, but one hasn't been scheduled yet.
Posted by Insider Media at 10:40 AM