The Cartoucherie eco-district comes alive with the opening on Thursday 2 December at 7 pm, in the central square, of the 500, a place of life prefiguring the Halles de la Cartoucherie, which is scheduled to open in 2023. On the program, bar , restaurant, market, various and local stands, shows and entertainment.
Pending their opening in 2023, the Halles de la Cartoucherie are launching their laboratory: the 500, the little sister of Les Halles, which offers a hybrid space with an eclectic program. The 500 is a bar, a restaurant, a cultural space, a concierge and above all a diversified market under permanent construction, a producers’ tile, a hybrid place. It’s the meeting place for products from iconic local traders and customers looking to fill their baskets and enjoy them processed on site. The 500 also want to be a place of life “which vibrates, loves and will allow everyone to project themselves into the offer that the Halles de la Cartoucherie will offer as soon as it opens”, according to the promoters of Les Halles, the Cosmopolis group.
Original local products
The bar des 500 offers beers brewed in Cornebarrieu by the BBT microbrewery and a selection of local drinks. Les canons de la Garonne, cellar and wine bar, presents a cutting-edge selection of wines from Occitania and elsewhere to highlight producers and vines of character and commitment. Tata pizza will offer its artisan, classic and creative pizzas. Bloomy, a plant-based street food, highlights local and organic products, respecting the seasons, and Wood Smoke, a Texan barbecue, presents pieces of local meats cooked whole, smoked then cooked at low temperature for a long time.
Shows and entertainment in December
The 500 is also an intense event program: on Wednesdays, Musical Pauses will take place and, on Thursdays, a traveling DJ set, with a new guest, by Productions du possible. Opening on December 2 with Karmaâ – Every Sunday, a market of farm products will be held in front of the 500. On Saturday, December 11, it will be “Repair Christmas” with actors of the ecological and solidarity transition to invent Christmas differently. A day dedicated to urban arts will take place on Saturday, December 18 with workshops, live painting, designer market.