Shopping revolution for Vera

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VERA: The town centre will be more pedestrian and shopper-friendly

VERA Town Hall will use government funds to make the town centre an open shopping precinct (CCA).

“The economic crisis makes it more necessary than ever to look for formulas to make us competitive and attractive to customers,” Vera’s Mayor Felix Lopez told local shopkeepers and business owners. He was speaking during a meeting held in the council chamber, explaining that the town hall was interested in hearing what they had to say. “This is a joint effort,” Lopez said. “We also want our coastline to be reflected in this CCA. We are going to give Vera a commercial boost that will energise the town’s cultural, gastronomic and tourist profile.”

It was a big step to take, the mayor declared, but Vera already possessed the essential characteristics for a CCA. The meeting with the shopkeepers followed on from the formal presentation of the central government’s ‘Comprehensive Support Plan for Retail Trade Competitiveness’ at the Almeria Chamber of Commerce. This has been developed by the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and the ministry of Economy and is co-financed by the EU’s Feder fund.

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