Despite construction work, the Āgenskalns market is thriving

While the market pavilion is being refurbished, retail is rife in the market yard.

It comes as a great surprise to many that the Āgenskalns market continues working. Indeed, ahead of the midsummer festival, the Āgenskalns market yard had offered all the necessities for celebrating Līgo.

Kārlis Dambergs, the market renovator and owner of the “Kalnciema iela” Ltd., said that the market will be working on a daily basis. Efforts will be made to preserve the unique market feeling during the period of renovation. Dambergs expressed his willingness to make it possible for home farmers to trade in the old pavilion.

The old pavilion also holds large cellars which were formerly used for storing fish and meat. 

The market renovators hope that after two years the old pavilion will also be open for trading. During its golden years, the market hosted 630 sellers and was the heart of “Āgenskalns”.

In the meantime, outside the old pavilion, one can buy this year's first chanterelles from the area of Mālpils.

The market also promotes green living, having some time ago installed a special cupboard where everyone can leave unnecessary jars and containers, and anyone who needs may then take them.

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