THE DEZERTER BAZAAR IN TBILISI
Dezerter Bazaar is an agrarian market located in Tsinamdzgvrishvili St. close to Tbilisi Central Railway Station and not far from the Dinamo Stadium. Covering 2,000 square meters, it is one of the largest markets in the city. The market has a purpose built covered indoor area as well as an open area for stallholders to sell fresh and dried fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, eggs, spices and other goods. The market became known as the Dezerter Bazaar in the 1920’s because it was the place where deserting soldiers sold their weapons and equipment.
The market was re-modelled in 2012 and a purpose built covered area constructed that provides better access for deliveries and protection against inclement weather.