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Port Lucaya Marketplace reopens after Matthew

Just over two weeks after Hurricane Matthew devastated the island of Grand Bahama, the Port Lucaya Marketplace has announced that it is open for business.

The category four storm had left the marketplace with substantial damage. Immediate efforts were made to clean up and restore the area.

Popular restaurants like Zorba’s Cafe and Pastries and Agave took to social media to confirm that they would open for business as of late last week.

The marketplace is situated near major hotels such as the Grand Lucayan Resort, Memories Beach Casino Resort and Pelican Bay Resort.

Now that it has reopened, shops and businesses should be able to perform business as usual prior to the hurricane.

However, Guardian Business could not confirm up to press time all of the restaurants and shops that are open again.

Last week a flyer that appeared to be from the Port Lucaya Marketplace surfaced on social media.

It stated: “The management and staff of Port Lucaya Marketplace would like to express our thanks and appreciation to our tenants, vendors, employees, patrons, Ministry of Tourism and our friends in the tourism industry since the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. We hope that you and your families are well and recovering.

“Over the past two and a half weeks since the passing of Hurricane Matthew, there was major damage to various buildings and an extensive cleanup commenced immediately.

“We are pleased to announce that Port Lucaya Marketplace will reopen Friday, October 28, 2016, and live entertainment will resume. In addition to this, you can also look forward to the annual lighting of the Christmas tree and New Year’s Eve celebrations.”


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