Do you know that Cagayan de Oro City’s Cogon Public Market used to be a market complex with different buildings on the same block the new market building now stands?

The buildings were separated by walkways which stretch from JR Borja to Yacapin Street. On the eastern side (Osmena) were the fish and meat sections. The center building used to house the eateries. On the western side (Capt. Vicente Roa) were stalls for handicrafts. On the northern side (Yacapin) were fruits and vegetables sections while the southern side (JR Borja) were the grains section. Smaller alleys separated the different sections.

photo grabbed from Temoteo Lopez Chavez’ FB page
photo grabbed from Temoteo Lopez Chavez’ FB page

A new 3-storey Cogon Market was built in 2004. It also had a major beautification project in 2010 with a large atrium and a pineapple wishing well at the center before another redevelopment was implemented in 2011 where the atrium was converted into market stalls. This year, another major redevelopment is also in the works.

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