Lotus Market bids farewell to ‘bar street’

2018-06-27 16:34 千龙网

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A transformation and upgrading project is carried out at Lotus Market pedestrian street of Shichahai Scenic Area of Beijing, June 26, 2018. [Photo by He Luqi/Qianlong]

The Lotus Market pedestrian street, well-known as a 'bar street' in Beijing, is now undergoing a transformation and upgrading project.

The project focuses on renovating buildings’ façade on the street and transforming the 200-meter-plus boardwalk into an independent rest place separated by flower boxes to facilitate visitors’ walking, resting and sightseeing.

The 280-meter-long Lotus Market pedestrian street is located at the west side of Qianhai Lake of Shichahai Scenic Area. In summer, the street has a pleasant scenery with lots of fragrant lotus flowers blooming in the lake.

“Shichahai is most beautiful in summer, but it used to be occupied seats of bars and restaurants on the street,” recalled a resident living nearby.

In the second half of 2017, the Lotus Market began adjusting its business type. Those bustling bars and restaurants were successively closed on the street from July, 2017.

According to an ecology restoring plan of Shichahai Scenic Area, the Lotus Market pedestrian street will mainly introduce museums and cultural and creative industries in the future.

Buildings are fenced for renovation at Lotus Market pedestrian street of Shichahai Scenic Area of Beijing, June 26, 2018. [Photo by Liu Hongsheng/Qianlong]

Lotus flowers bloom at Qianhai Lake of Shichahai Scenic Area of Beijing, June 26, 2018. [Photo by Liu Hongsheng/Qianlong]

Buildings are fenced for renovation at Lotus Market pedestrian street of Shichahai Scenic Area of Beijing, June 26, 2018. [Photo by Liu Hongsheng/Qianlong]

Buildings are fenced for renovation at Lotus Market pedestrian street of Shichahai Scenic Area of Beijing, June 26, 2018. [Photo by Liu Hongsheng/Qianlong]

Buildings are fenced for renovation at Lotus Market pedestrian street of Shichahai Scenic Area of Beijing, June 26, 2018. [Photo by He Luqi/Qianlong]

责任编辑:Ai Ting(QN0043)

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