Market hall to open in Esch/Alzette
(CS) Shoppers will be able to take advantage of a new market hall in Esch/Alzette starting next spring, when 26 stalls will offer fresh produce on a daily basis.
With Wednesday and Saturday the regular market days in Luxembourg City, Esch/Alzette will be the first town to offer a permanent market in a former industrial hall located in the centre.
The 1,500 square metre hall will be transformed into a market venue, offering mostly groceries. Mayor Lydia Mutsch hopes that the market will reflect the cultural diversity of the city, with Luxembourgish, Italian, French and Portuguese specialties to be offered.
If all goes according to plan, the market will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 8pm and Sundays from 8am to 1pm. The market will be closed on Mondays.
A café will also be part of the market and organisers hope that the market will become a place where people living in Esch can come together while doing their weekly shopping.
Located right next to a car park and in walking distance from the train station, construction work on the building is set to begin this year.
However, organisers highlighted at the presentation of the new space that the new initiative does not aim to be a competitor to the current market held in the square outside the town hall twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Reporting by Nadja Rafalski