The measure taken by the administration is a response to the new contingency measures imposed by the Government and a way to support business in its original spaces.
The new measures presented by the Government for the coming weeks, after the state of emergency was declared, are the basis of the decision of the management of Time Out Market Lisbon, which announced the temporary closure from Tuesday, November 10.
After reopening on July 1, with new schedules and new safety and hygiene measures, Time Out Market closes its doors again, at a time when there are fewer and fewer restaurant and commerce customers in the city centre.
“Our mission is to show the best of Lisbon and we will continue to do so whenever there are conditions for it,” João Cepeda, president of Time Out Market, said in a statement. “Keeping open a space that competes directly with the best business in the city makes no sense. We will continue to promote the work of all our shopkeepers in their original locations and we will try to help the city overcome this difficult time, as far as we have the resources we have.”
The decision will thus be the most “responsible and supportive” to employees, partners and all those who visit the market, at a time when rules are in place that limit the movement on public road to weekends from 13.00, and in which the curfew between 23.00 and 05.00 is imposed.