Experience and dedication to customer service
The butcher store of Apostolos Papadopoulos Meat Company has been operating since 1939 in the Municipal Market of Xanthi and serves the retail customers, retailers and visitors of the city on a daily basis.
It disposes of the whole range of the company’s products:
Animal waste from the daily operation of the butchery shop is collected, along with those of other butchers in the Municipal Market, who wish so and are transferred to the company’s rendering unit for inactivation and environmental sound management.
With just one call, the customer’s order with the products of the butchery shop is delivered immediately and at no extra charge on site.
According to the late historian Thomas Exarchou, the construction work of the Municipal Market began on June 13th 1938 and was completed in 1939, while it was founded by Eleftherios Venizelos under the Mayor Pygmalion Christidis.
The Market operation began in July 940, but was interrupted by the entry of the Bulgarian troops into the city. After 1944, all the city’s butchers were forced to house the building and it gradually took the form it has during the last decades, housing butchery shops, fishmongers and fruit and vegetable shops according to the regulation. According to Thomas Ecxarchou in the well-known album of old photographs of Xanthi, the work “costed 9.000.000 drachmas at the time”.
An innovative construction for the season that can be considered equivalent only to the Municipal Market of Chania, which was completed a few years earlier.
Text: Charis Diafonidis, Ebros Newspaper
Image: architectural design of the archive of the Municipality of Xanthi
Design editing: Katerina Timotheou, Architect Engineer
The Municipal Market of Xanthi, a protected monument of the interwar period.