For Immediate Release:
April 10, 2018
Matthew Nocella, 202.724.8105 -

Statement of Councilmember David Grosso on the passing of Paul Pascal

Washington, D.C. – The following is a statement by Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) on the passing of “the Mayor of the Market”, Paul Pascal:

“As a resident, Council staff, and now Councilmember, I had the great fortune and honor of getting to know Paul Pascal over the years, especially as I worked closely with him on legislation overhauling alcohol control regulations, and I was very saddened to learn of his passing yesterday.

“As a frequenter of the Union Market neighborhood for many decades, I appreciate the unique importance of this area for providing food-based wholesale and retail operations in our city. If not for Paul’s passion for his neighborhood and his fierce advocacy on behalf of the small and local businesses that contribute to its distinct character, the neighborhood would not be the flourishing success it is today.

“The mark he left on the District of Columbia is indelible. We should all strive to emulate his engagement in our own communities.”