TRADERS at Teulada’s weekly open-air market on the Costa Blanca predicted that it could close within two years.
Stalls and customers have diminished since the market was moved from Calle Alicante to Plaza de VI Centenari, they complained.
Ironically, the easily-accessed market with free parking nearby should attract more people, Manuel Muñoz told the local Spanish media.
“I don’t understand why they don’t come,” said Manuel who sells hams, cured sausages and cheese. There are now only half the number of stalls and half the number of visitors, he explained, but added that there was a simple solution.
“They should move us to Plaza del Ayuntamiento,” Manuel said. “But at this rate, the mercadillo could close within two years.”
One stallholder who sells clothes said that only 10 stalls now sold clothing and textiles compared with 20 before the move.
“Some stallholders have said they’ll stop coming if the situation doesn’t improve by June,” she declared.