Former vegetable market gets facelift for capital police

The vegetables are gone from the Mercado Borbón.

The municipality has taken over the building for the use of the Policía Municipal, including the system of monitoring the many cameras installed round the downtown.

The market was well known for years, but the areas along Calle 6 between avenidas 5 and 7 became crime-ridden. Municipalidad de San José officials said they invested 500 million colons or about $1 million in the project.

Officials said they hoped that the project would revitalize the area. The building is now being called the antiguo Mercado del Paso de la Vaca after the historic name for Avenida 7.

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