The Portaferrissa Market Lowers The Blind For Good This Saturday

The Portaferrissa Market lowers the blind for good this Saturday. Commercial galleries, with 46 years of history in the heart of the Gòtic, have suffered the blow of the pandemic.

The El Mercadillo galleries , in Portaferrissa , known for the figure of a camel at its entrance, will definitely lower the blind this Saturday, after 46 years of operation, as El Periódico advanced . The successful venue distinguished itself in the 1980s and 1990s for its modernity, although it was later affected by the widespread decline in the commercial model of galleries in the city. However, the trigger for the closure has been the pandemic.

The current managers of the establishment, through which generations of Barcelona have spent in search of London-style or groundbreaking fashion, have not been able to cope with the payment of rent during the health crisis.

Sad customers
Since the farewell, some customers have nostalgically approached to say goodbye to the venue. Many people have come today to make a last purchase or have a drink at the El Jardí indoor bar, which was commanded by the same manager of the entire space, Artur Mijangos . Others have wanted to take a picture next to the camel at the front door, says Efe.

The market opened in 1975 at number 17 Portaferrissa, in the heart of Gòtic. His goodbye further aggravates the crisis that several streets of Barna Center are experiencing, after months with hardly any tourism. This summer, the area has begun to reactivate, although there are still many establishments in transfer or whose continuity is hanging by a thread.

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