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International Bazaar Demolished

The International Bazaar was a once beautiful, thriving, and iconic hub for nightlife, shopping, dining. Now parts of it are coming down.

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FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA – A Grand Bahama landmark is on its way down, at least a part of it.

Our Megan Shepherd has more.



It was synonymous with the island of Grand Bahama for decades.

The International Bazaar was a once beautiful, thriving, and iconic hub for nightlife, shopping, dining and more.

But after multiple blows by major hurricanes, the Bazaar began to determinate drastically.

In late 2021, the Bazaar was dealt its final blow after several fires ripped through parts of the shopping center.

Vice President of Building and Development Services at the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA), Nikera Wilchcombe.

While Grand Bahamians have been agitating for the renovation or demolition of the eyesore for years now, Wilchcombe says a process must be followed.

Wilchcombe is appealing to other owners whose buildings were not affected by the fires to sit down with the port authority and formulate a plan of action going forward. She says residents can expect more demolition, but as to how soon, well, she says there are multiple factors in play.

Discussions have been ongoing about what may replace the iconic buildings.

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