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Old Town’s Portal Market reopens Thursday

 

Nawana Salimbeni and her husband Alessandro Salimbeni walk in Old Town Albuquerque in July. The city announced Tuesday that the Portal Market, which allows local artisans to sell handcrafted jewelry and pottery, will reopen on Thursday. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

A once-familiar retail attraction in Old Town Albuquerque is set to return.

The City of Albuquerque announced Tuesday that the Portal Market on the plaza will reopen Thursday, allowing “local artisans to showcase their authentic handcrafted jewelry and pottery,” a city news release reads.

Daily operations will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “with vendors committing to follow new COVID-safe policies and procedures following state health orders,” the city said, adding that those safety precautions include physical distancing, contactless transactions and increased cleaning.

The Portal Market is on the east side of the plaza.

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