MORE THAN one hundred shops are taking part in the I Shopping Night in La Carihuela tomorrow.
The initiative will offer family-friendly activities throughout the day, including concerts, food and children’s performances, before extending shopping hours from 8pm to 2am.
President of the Circle of Entrepreneurs of Torremolinos (CET), Adolfo Trigueros, explained “we want to show off the dynamism and activities offered by the city and the trade in Torremolinos from another perspective,” adding he hoped the scheme would boost trade.
He said he hoped attendees would enjoy a “great special night for commerce in the town and in the beachside area of La Carihuela,” adding, ” the Circle of Entrepreneurs of Torremolinos work to develop projects to benefit of Torremolinos and we will carry them out in each of the commercial areas of the town.”
The Councillor for Commercial Activities, Maribel Tocon, said there was a “need to join forces between the council and the various associations to revive commercial activity, something which was achievedduring the campaign ‘Feel Torremolinos,’ whose main initiative is to strengthen the business fabric of the municipality.”
Meanwhile in Malaga last Sunday shops the year-round trend in Spain to close on the last day of the week, with several stores opening their doors just for the day, including Leroy Merlin, Ikea, Corte Ingles and Carrefour.
Similarly, in August Fuengirola held its Noche Viva festival, which attracted thousands of people to Fuengirola, becoming one of the biggest events of the summer, and filling the streets with revellers.
The event saw a total of 287 businesses- 80 more than last year-open their doors across the town from 8pm to 3am, offering discounts and promotions. All businesses signed up to the scheme offered a minimum 10 per cent discount on top of any normal promotions, while hotels offered special dishes and promotions.
More than 30 points around the town were filled with activities, with more than 300 taking place on the strip between Santa Amalia to Los Boliches, passing through the Boquetillo.
Among the novelties this year, 77 stalls from the Sunday market were positioned in thirteen different areas around the town and a 22-float parade took place in Plaza de la Constitucion, as well as a dog show and face painting.