Euromarket, era comes to an end in Mijas Costa

IT is the end of an era for shoppers as one of the oldest and best known hypermarkets on the Costa del Sol closes its doors.

Euromarket, also known originally as HiperEuropa, on the boundary of Fuengirola and Mijas Costa, was once one of the most popular and largest hypermarkets in the region. But now it has new owners, and it is expected to be re-opened under a new name.

Dating back to the early 80s it was at one time the only option for expats in the area wanting to relive their UK-style shopping experience. It was part of the Cayetano supermarket chain, which still has stores in Fuengirola.

Expatriate, Jim Andrews, who has lived in Fuengirola since 1994, said: “Everyone shopped there back then. Apart from Euromarket there were just smaller supermarkets in town. There was no Eroski or Hipercor. There was no La Cañada in Marbella, or Miramar centre. It was the only show in town.”

But this week shelves were emptying as the owners ran down stocks ready for its closure.

A staff member said the store would be closed for two or three months for refurbishment. She did not know for sure who the new owners were, but, she said, it is rumoured to be French supermarket giants Carrefour.

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