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The Cuale River municipal market will be celebrating its 80th anniversary on November 27 for the foundation of the market and 40th anniversary of the construction of its current building, so tenants and municipal authorities invite everyone to be part of a series of activities that have been prepared for the occasion.
In a press conference this Monday, in which the director of Municipal Tourism, Ramón González Lomelí participated; Lucila Alcaraz Cisneros of the Economic Development area of the City Council; Josefina Ibarría Macedo, head of Municipal Markets and José Noé Luquín, president of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Market Río Cuale, announced the program that throughout Wednesday will be celebrated at the market.
The activities began at 12:30 p.m with ‘Pepe and his Keyboards’. At 2:00 in the afternoon the anniversary cake was cut and at 2:30 the meal was held. Various games and raffles are taking place since 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., followed by singers and a folkloric ballet, ending at 7:00 p.m. with the Christmas tree lighting.
Lucila Alcaraz, shared part of the history of this municipal market, which began with the famous Polleras that in 1939 were grouped in front of the main square to sell chicken, toast, pozole, coffee, tamales, and atole; subsequently, they were located in the so-called Casco Viejo also known as La Rueda or El Volantín, in the space currently occupied by the market, where the building would later be constructed, which was inaugurated on November 27, 1979, by the then president municipal Eugenio Torres and Governor Flavio Romero de Velazco.
He indicated that over time, the market was changing the sale of fish, fruits, meats, and vegetables for handicrafts that today distinguish it among visitors looking for a souvenir, in addition to 8 dining areas.
The director of Municipal Tourism, Ramón González Lomelí, thanked the city for carrying out activities that strengthen the arrival of visitors to the marketing, including the recently remodeled bathroom facilities, and analyzing options to create content for visitors such as musical presentations or dances.
He explained that work is also being carried out on the signage that will be installed on Guerrero Street, so people on Miramar Street can easily reach the market, and an approach is also maintained with tourist guides and companies to carry out tours to the market, among other actions that allow reviving the activity of this important space.