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Redemption Arcade opens its doors

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Digicel CEO Andy Thorburn (second left) greets Allison Bolde, a vendor, after the official handover of the newly refurbished Redemption Arcade and Market in downtown Kingston yesterday. Looking on are Mayor of Kingston Angela Brown Burke (left), Pamela Bridgewater (third left), US ambassador to Jamaica, and Errol Greene, town clerk.
Town Clerk Errol Greene (second left) points the way during the handover tour.-photos by Norman Grindley/Chief Photographer
The official handover of the refurbished Redemption Arcade in downtown Kingston.-Rudolph Brown/Photographer
Outside the Redemption Arcade and Market, downtown Kingston.

Correction & Clarification

In the Destination Downtown feature published, it was stated that the KSAC, Digicel Foundation, UDC and USAID teamed up to provide the funding for the Redemption Arcade. However, though the renovation project was managed by the Digicel Foundation and implemented with the support of the UDC, it was entirely funded by the USAID


THE NEW-look Redemption Arcade and Market, formerly the Redemption Market, opened its doors after a multimillion-dollar refurbishing.

With the Digicel Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, the Urban Development Corporation and the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation teaming up to provide the US$500,000 for the renovation, the new facility is a treat for vendors and shoppers.

Now restricted to vendors of dry goods, the arcade, in the heart of downtown Kingston, is a welcome step in the rebirth of the city.

Destination Downtown has been tracking the developments since the work started.