Rabat – Le Marché Central, located in the old city of Casablanca, will be renovated and converted into a gourmet dining and a tourist area.
Directorate of Local Collectivities (DGCL) and the Regional Council of Casablanca-Settat region allocate MAD 15 millions to this project, which has been piloted by Casablanca Patrimoine, an organization for local social development.
“The project’s main goal is to renovate Le Marché Central and turn it into a gourmet food market, meeting international standards,” Casablanca Patrimoine told Morocco World News.
“Financial supporters and Casablanca Patrimoine aim at renovating the space and turn it into an elegant marketplace without changing its original concept,” it added.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.
The building was constructed between 1918 and 1919 in the era of French protectorate in Morocco. The market is encircled by Boulevard Mohamed V and Allal Ben Abdallah Street in Casablanca.
Casablanca Patrimoine also said that the project managers will take inspiration from international markets, including the San Miguel market in Madrid and Barcelona’s Boqueria.
Founded in 2015, Casablanca Patrimoine is currently working on several other projects, including the renovation of Casablanca’s ‘Sacré Coeur’ church and the ‘vélodrome’ stadium.