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By The Loop HK Staff | August 12th, 2018

If you’ve ever been to Sheung Wan, you’ve probably seen Western Market. One of the area’s oldest buildings, it’s best known for its distinctive, quintessentially Edwardian façade. Most eye-catching is the “bandaged” brickwork that combines red brick and granite, and a handsome decorative granite arch. These days, Western Market is home to fabric and curios shops, a bakery and dessert store, and a restaurant that doubles as a wedding banquet hall. But between 1906 – when it was first built – and 1988, it functioned as a food market. Declared a historical monument in 1990, the building was renovated, and reopened a year later in the guise we know today.

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