The recently announced renovation of Mercado Cabañal will be great news for those who are unable to visit the market in the morning – a new collection point for online and phone orders will be established, and it will be open in the afternoon as well.
Carlos Galiana, Valencia City Councilor for Commerce, has announced a “large investment” in the Mercado Cabañal, with the goal of adapting it to new needs and improving its appearance. The most significant enhancement is the establishment of a refrigerated storage room where purchases made over the Internet or by phone will be kept until the customer can pick them up. This way, Mercado Cabañal will get a new collection point for internet purchases that will be open throughout the day, allowing customers to get their goods even after the market stalls close.
The Department of Commerce will also rehabilitate the building’s entire facade and roofs, addressing some current issues and making the market more appealing to customers and clients.
According to Counselor Carlos Galiana, “the city is expanding the capacities of Mercado Cabañal, making it easier for customers to buy fresh and local products here, as the venue’s opening hours, with the collection point, are significantly extended.”
In addition, the corridor on the left wing, which was originally intended for fish stalls but is now vacant, will be renovated. The new market toilets will be installed, as well as a multifunctional room, which will be used for presentations, commercial promotions, exhibitions, and public events.
The collection point for online or phone sales will be on the Mercado Cabañal’s exterior, facing Calle Mart Grajales, at the main market entrance. It will have a refrigerated storage room to keep the food fresh until customers pick it up, but the space will also be used to prepare market home orders.
The rehabilitation of the façade and roofs will include the replacement of doors, iron, slabs, glass, structures, polycarbonate entrance roofs, and complete exterior painting, as well as the installation of new market identification signs. In addition, 48 LED spotlights will be installed along the building’s four facades to improve its appearance.
The project has already been drafted, and it will soon be put out to tender. The renovation of Mercado Cabañal will be entirely funded by Edusi funds for the Cabañal. Along with the Cabañal Market, the surrounding area will be developed and beautified. The total investment is projected to be €2.6 million.
Mercado Cabañal, which has been in operation for over 63 years, is Valencia’s second largest market in terms of sales, trailing only Mercado Central. It will also be the second market in Valencia to offer online sales.