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Old October 25th, 2019, 06:19 AM
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Default ‘Coronation Market’ concept for Lakes Pen venture

Gassan Azan, the businessman behind the planned $11-billion Lakes Pen agricultural project, wants to integrate a farmer’s market in the venture as a retail hub that would replicate Coronation Market in downtown Kingston.

Azan has already earmarked 75 per cent of the 100 acres he has acquired from the Government to greenhouses, orchards and open fields for the farming operation. The remaining 25 per cent of the land could be utilised for a processing facility and, possibly, a farmers’ market for the buying and selling of fruits and vegetables produced on the lands.

“Right now, a lot of people in Kingston go to the Coronation Market every week to shop. It’s filthy, it’s unhygienic, it’s unsafe, etc, etc … so if we could create a market out in Lakes Pen, where we have the best available agro-produce in Jamaica, I think that we could get a lot of people to come and shop there,” the businessman said.
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