CHRISTMAS MARKET WARS: Vendors oppose new market in La Marina in Málaga

CONCERNED: Vendors worry their sales will decrease

Christmas vendors in Málaga oppose a new market in La Marina. The Town Hall defends the new project and says it will lead to a wider commercial route, while PSOE highlights that vendors feel unprotected.

Christmas stall owners along Paseo del Parque have opposed the new market. PSOE spoke out about the situation and demanded better conditions.

Like the traditional market, La Marina square will host an outdoor commercial space with 25 wood booths from November 29 to January 6. Councillor for Commerce, Elisa Pérez has disagreed with the criticism and says she believes the new market will promote a broader commercial route that will also increase sales in the Park area.

Vendors explained that markets are going through a crisis and people can no longer earn enough to make a living, especially with another market. These sellers ask the Town Hall to invest in the existing traditional stalls and give them a ‘face lift’ and reactivate the street commerce sector, on which many families depend.

People in the business demand better lighting to make the environment more attractive to buyers at night and also the placement of more public toilets, as the existing ones are insufficient.

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