Applications to the vacant seller positions at the Bolhão Market conclude today

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Miguel Nogueira

Today, 5th December, at 11.59pm closes the application period for the "Abanca-te no Bolhão" campaign, [“Trading at Bolhão” (free translation)] as regards the application period to hold a remaining vendor place at the restored and renovated Bolhão Market.

There are 42 new stalls, 6 restaurants and 12 stores. The application is available at the digital platform for public tenders (concursos/compras públicos(as)) AcinGov (, which provides all the necessary information or via the phone number 707 451 451, with the option “Tender at Bolhão (concursos do Bolhão).

These tenders targeted at providing available space to new traders closed on 20th November, and the application for the remaining spaces closes today, 5th December.

Traders and sellers that have been trading at Bolhão for decades will go back to Bolhão Market as soon as rehabilitation works are concluded. These tenders are targeted at providing available space to other traders, thus guaranteeing the market's full occupation, with the trade food products.

There will also be space for six new restaurants, located in the upper gallery, whose contracts will prevail for 12 years' time, and renewable for periods of eight years from then on. Adding to these sic restaurants, four existing restaurants will go back to the renewed Bolhão, adding to a total of 10 restaurant spaces in the renovated space.

Furthermore, 12 new stores will be available to applications. These stores face the street (all of the food sector) and will embrace all four streets that surround the market building, namely Rua de Sá da Bandeira, Rua de Fernandes Tomás, Rua de Alexandre Braga and Rua Formosa.

The lease contracts will be signed for a period of six years, renewable for periods of four years. Adding to these stress, the existing 26 stores equal 38 stores when the market reopens.

+ info: see the full information on Bolhão public tenders on the website of the campaign "Abanca-te Bolhão"