Cagayan de Oro’s weekend crowd drawer, the Night Café, will be relocated to the site of the Golden Mile Project. This is Mayor Constantino Jaraula’s plan so as to promote tourism along the river boulevard.
The Night Cafe was instituted by then-mayor Vicente Emano in 2003. It encompasses five blocks encircling Corrales Ave. to the east, Capistrano St. to the west, Tirso Neri St. to the north and RN Abejuela street to the south. Since it began in August of 2003, the Night Café has evolved into one of the major attractions of the city enticing both visitors and local residents to sample the various food items being sold and to while the evening away until the wee hours of dawn.
Then Cagayan de Oro Mayor Vicente Y. Emano initiated the project, which is patterned after the famous street cafes of Paris and other European cities during his trip abroad earlier in the year of 2003. The gigantic multicolored streetlights, set up along the perimeter of the park, are similar to those found along Roxas Boulevard in Metro Manila.
In fact in 2003, it was conferred a Kalakbay Award under the DoT’s WOW Philippines Program.
photos by sega_maca, bariq and oliver bautista