S. M. Street

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S. M. Street
മിഠായി തെരുവ്
SK Pottekkat Bust.JPG
The S.K. Pottekkatt statue facing S.M. Street in Kozhikode
Length 1.3 mi (2.1 km)
Location Kozhikode, Kerala, India
Other
Known for Halva, Textile, Sweets

S.M. Street, abbreviation for Sweetmeat Street, also known as Mittai Theruvu, is a shopping street located in Kozhikode, Kerala, India.

History[edit]

The history of SM Street dates back to time of the Zamorin when the ruler invited Gujarati sweetmeat makers to set up shop in the city and accommodated their shops just outside the palace walls.[1]

About the Name[edit]

SM Street derives its name from the time it was lined with sweetmeat and halvah stalls. It is reputedly the busiest street in Kozhikode.Its Malayalam name is Mittai Theruvu.

Shops[edit]

From sweets to spices, clothes to electronics, or hand looms to textiles the shops at SM street offers everything which caters to your needs. Local handicrafts namely carvings made out of rosewood and buffalo horns, coir products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes, mattresses, and the snake boat toys, are the most popular ones.

Renovation of SM Street[edit]

In May 2017, As part of Phase 1 S.M. Street beatification project an amount of 3.64 was allocated. As part of renovation overhead power supply lines was removed and lamp posts was placed across the sides of street.[2]. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan formally opened the renovated S.M. Street in Kozhikode on Saturday, 23 December 2017[3].

In popular culture[edit]

S. M. Street is the subject of the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award-winning book Oru Theruvinte Katha by S. K. Pottekkatt.The statue of S.K. Pottekkat, stands facing the street.

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