It is now certain, that the first week of August - most likely Saturday, August 1 – will mark the opening of Limassol Agora, the renewed Limassol municipal market, which is coming to stay and establish itself among the top choices for public outings and entertainment, offering a rich range of options and experiences. All 37 shopping spots in the market have been rented, with high expectations for the commercial success of the whole venture, which is arguably the first of its kind in Cyprus. The new multipurpose space will include 14 restaurants with Cypriot, Greek, Asian, Lebanese and Italian cuisine, ranging from simple quality street food to more gourmet flavours, two bars (one outside on the mezzanine floor terrace), cafeteria, ice cream parlour and 13 shops selling from traditional up to hi-tech products. In addition, there will be a traditional bakery, a sales point for delicatessen, a fruit market and a hair salon, as well as a playground, space for events, etc.
The goal of Limassol Agora, project CEO Panos Alexandrou told "Entrepreneurial Limassol" is to keep the interest of the public undiminished, almost 24 hours a day, from early morning until late at night, through events and other happenings. It wants to combine the traditional and the modern, the atmosphere that exudes the one-century-old building and innovation, but also the modern trends in the field of catering. Mr. Alexandrou said the relaxation of the measures imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, allowed work on the Agora project to resume and nearing completion.
The floor and the electrical equipment have been completed, some tenants are already there and even refrigerators and counters are in place. The official inauguration of Limassol Agora is scheduled for September 20-25 and will be accompanied by several events. The cost of the project will reach €2,7 million. The single management contract is for a period of 10 years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional five years. Aiming to support its partners' following the financial impact of the pandemic, the Limassol Agora announced a 50% reduction in rent for all its tenants for the first two months of operation, August and September.