Copenhagen to get another food market

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Copenhagen to get another food market
The Torvehallerne market has been a success since it opened in 2011. Photo: Heather Sperling/Flickr

A 1,400 square metre open-air food market will open in Vesterbro's Kødbyen as early as April, giving Copenhagen residents yet another option for unique food products.


Following the success of Torvehallerne, which opened in September 2011 near Nørreport Station, and Copenhagen Street Food, which opened in April on Papirøen, the Danish capital is set to get yet another large food market already next year. 
This time, the new trend will land smack dab in the middle of one of the city’s hippest areas: Kødbyen in Vesterbro.
According to entertainment website Alt om København (AOK), the parking lot in the middle of Kødbyen’s Flæsketorvet will be converted to an open-air market every Saturday between 10am-4pm during the period of April to September. It may also expand to Sundays as well. 
The first market will take place as early as April 4th, 2015. 
AOK reports that the market will cover a 1,400 square metre area and may be open for special themed events during Halloween and Christmas. 
Over the summer, Copenhagen Mayor Frank Jensen called for Kødbyen to undergo improvements to spur more investment in the popular nightlife destination.
“Kødbyen in Vesterbro should get a lift so that it can attract even more businesses,” Jensen wrote on Twitter in August. 
According to AOK’s report, city officials are still working on the technical and logistic details of bringing a market to the area. 


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