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By Yannie Chan | August 23rd, 2021

After eight years in the making, the Central Market is finally set to open to the public again! The former Central Market, which ran from 1939 to 2003, was the first wet food market in Hong Kong. It closed down in 2003, and it has now been revitalised into a community space with retail, F&B, as well as event spaces. The exciting new space opens today!

The first phase of the revitalisation offers over 100 leasable units, and as of right now, has an occupancy rate of over 80%. You’ll find a wide array of shops and restaurants at the brand new space, ranging from street foods to specialty restaurants, from local brands to cultural boutiques and lifestyle groceries. Shop for quality rice at Golden Resources Development, and dine at social enterprise Gingko House.

Other than shopping and dining, the project also hopes to transform the grade 3 historic building into a vibrant community hotspot. The Grand Staircase is designed as a semi-open space for community performances, refitted with a motion sensor system and an LED projection wall. A new multi-functional event space is located on the first floor, perfect for open forums, exhibitions and cultural performances.

The first event during the soft opening will be a STEAM workshop for families, a joint effort between Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and Cyberport. Stay tuned for online registration details!

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