This Monday, the second installment of the premises of the Libertad Market in Guadalajara, better known as “San Juan de Dios”, took place after the fire registered on March 31 that structurally affected several of the businesses.
According to the mayor of Guadalajara, Pablo Lemus Navarro, in the first delivery there were 64 rehabilitated premises, while today 88 more were delivered.
“121 stores remain to be delivered, which will be delivered in the first week of September. There are stores that we are delivering in these 88, such as this food court, but that does not mean that as of today they will open their doors, because they need to put in the bars, the plates, the gas installations,” explained Lemus Navarro.
The tenants of the prepared food area they will have a month to be able to continue with the necessary adjustments to be able to start working fully, that is, they will be available from September 1.
The rest of the drafts will have until the 15th of this month to return from the outskirts of the market to their new premises. The awnings on the main esplanade are removed on the last day of August.
“All the permits have already been delivered. The square meters that they originally had were respected, and the turns and locations that they originally had were also respected, as had been agreed with the tenants,” said the municipe.
“The square meters that they originally had were respected, and the turns were also respected”
With this delivery, 65% of all the premises that had to be rehabilitated are already reached, for which 70 million pesos from the Guadalajara City Council were allocated. The walls that divided the affected businesses will begin to be removed this Monday to reconnect the market spaces and reactivate its economic activity, he added.
“We are on the calendar, we are totally on the calendar that we had established at the beginning. Because remember that they were partial deliveries: we started in June with the first 64 and ended in September, as planned,” said Lemus Navarro.
Finally, the municipality pointed out that it is still being analyzed, together with the tenants, to decide what work they require to be carried out in the space that previously served as a nurseryand which was closed due to lack of safety conditions for minors.
In addition, he added that it is expected that next year a comprehensive rehabilitation of the rest of the market can be carried out, for which it is estimated that 100 million pesos will be needed, of which it is expected that the Government of Jalisco can contribute half.
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