The new Road Town Market Square project considered to be a signature project of the Government of the Virgin Islands is slated to be officially opened on February 13.
The project is comprised of sixteen (16) kiosks, of which ten (10) are 12-by-12 feet in dimension, while six (6) are 10-by-10 feet. The facilities are outfitted with a sink and faucet, a duplex outlet and a countertop for vending purposes. Shutters will also be added to protect against vandalism and provide adequate security.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye M. Rymer said the new facility will be initially managed and operated by the Wickham’s Cay Development Authority, but that tenders will be invited for a management contract to oversee the facility.
Honourable Rymer said the kiosks are equipped with a sink for sanitary purposes and are also fitted with lighting and power supply to facilitate vendor operations, even at nights. He added that the bandstand building was also constructed on the site to serve as a central gathering area for future events at the Market Square.
“It is anticipated that the Market Square will not be considered as just a market only but as a general attraction for patrons to enjoy a leisurely time strolling through and patronising a diverse selection of vendors providing various goods and services,” Honourable Rymer said.
Persons interested in operating at the Market Square are advised, that applications are available at the office of the Wickham’s Cay Development Authority on Main Street, across from the Prison Museum.
Applicants may also request and submit applications by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, telephone 1(284) 494-3172. Application deadline is Monday, February 6.