Torremolinos town hall has announced that the new gourmet market in the resort will be ready to open in the second week of November. Renovation work was halted early this year after workers discovered serious structural damage in the former town hall building. The building, which has been subject to several reforms over the last 20 years, was said to have run a serious risk of collapse after workers discovered that four supporting pillars had been removed.
Urgent work to restore the stability of the building has now been completed and municipal workers look set to have the market finished before the opening of the town’s new boulevard and central plaza in December.
The project is financed by the Diputación provincial authority at a cost of 333,000 euros, but the structural work, which will add another 65,000 euros to the total, will be paid for by Torremolinos council.
The new market, consisting of 20 market booths, will carry the ‘Sabor a Málaga’ seal, a quality mark highlighting and promoting locally grown agricultural and food products.
Mayor of Torremolinos, José Ortiz, who visited the site in the Plaza de Independencia last week, said: “Following a period of uncertainty caused by the discovery of the structural damage, we are now sure that the gourmet market will open in November. This will serve to a provide unique experience in our town and help Torremolinos promote its local gastronomic traditions.”
The ‘Sabor a Málaga’ brand and promotional campaign offers numerous advantages for those who grow or work with local produce.