Saving the Bridges Street Market
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Saving the Bridges Street Market

Hong Kong’s Bridges Street Market is located at the heart of Central and has a handful of stalls and is one historic landmark of Hong Kong. However, as there are lots vacancies, the government is now planning to get rid of the market and probably transform it to a more profitable business premises. With its location, profit-oriented developers must have been prowling over this property for quite some time.
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/>It would have been good if the government supported the retention of such market. As it’s located not too far from Mid-levels, I surely think it supports a certain segment of residents living close to Central. But I could be wrong as other markets are also within the other side of the hill which can operate more economically.
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/>Don’t get me wrong, I understand the government and its aim to provide good environment for its citizens through facilities by setting up wet market venues.
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/>If the government is willing to support its existence, then lowering the leases would somehow attract more small business owners. It is convenient, designed for a marketplace and needs little maintenance to make it a more vibrant commercial environment. It complements to everything Central has to offer.
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/>Too bad it could close down soon. Despite calls to save it along with other street markets, the effort may fall on deaf ears and to people who argue its economic practicality.
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/>Somehow if the replacement edifice would only mean more congestion in Central and offer less value to residents, then there is really no point in scrapping Bridges Street Market.