A huge new food market that will include upwards of 80 stalls is aiming to spark some much-needed life into Toves Galleri shopping centre in Vesterbro.
The WestMarket, as the project has been dubbed, will function as a sort of blend of Copenhagen Street Food and Torvehallerne, the food market located near Nørreport Station. Fresh goods and specialties mixed with quickly-served street food will be on the menu.
“Like TriBeCa in New York, Vesterbro attracts young people, the creative and folks who enjoy life,” WestMarket wrote in its promotional document (see below in Danish). “They love the relaxed and more informal atmospheres in town.”
“And now, with WestMarket, they will get an offer where they can shop, eat, drink and meet with friends and acquaintances in one location.”
Before WestMarket opens in the autumn, Toves Galleri needs to be rebuilt in order to allow for more light, a higher ceiling and a more appealing outside façade.
The upcoming food market is also looking for prospective stall keepers, who will be required to pay 11,040 kroner per month for a 12.5 square metre stall space.
Stall spaces will range from 12.5 to 40 square metres in size.