City Hall

OCTAVIO FRIAR dependents are against. The claim of the Madrid City Hall declared area of tourist influx to the neighborhoods of the letters, Chueca, Palacio and Serrano. It will enable their establishments open on Sundays and public holidays of the year. One ordinary afternoon of Sunday shopping in the most exclusive shops of the golden mile. A dream come true for all victims of pro fashions, but a labour nightmare for dependents and employees of these companies, that it become a reality shortly thanks to the claim of the Madrid City Hall declared area of tourist influx to the neighborhoods of the letters, Chueca, Palacio and Serrano, which will enable their establishments open on Sundays and public holidays of the year. So far, in the center of the city, only Sun had this license. The measure has the support of associations of traders in the sector since, obviously, you energize purchases. Also neighbors and customers in the area look good idea: to my feel me great, but my Pocket do not.

More hours to spend money! , exclaimed Wednesday Marta Hernandez (24 years) while he walked down the street Serrano way of work. Employees of the glamorous shops of this street, however, are not displayed so optimistic. Open on Sundays? You are joke, isn’t it?, was the first phrase that went through the mouth of a famous clothing store clerk to ask him about the issue. Nearby, in an elite Italian fashion boutique, one of its workers was more discreet. Do you want to open on Sundays? I’m against. But it will be better to wait to speak with the owner.

It is now in session. To the side, in a tailor shop, the Manager of the business, not the owner, is not walking with rodeos: if not me names tell you what I think. It is one form of putear us. I have decades working, if I also do so on Sundays, when I go to rest?, he wondered. The measure will fundamentally affect large areas and franchises, since they have more ability to open more days a week. Precisely, at the exit of one of them, a group of four girls gives a more balanced view of the controversy: is cool to go shopping on Sunday. In other cities there are shops open always, even at night, says one. Her friend interrupted him: already, but, and who will ensure that labour rights, eh?. Success of the Sun in the capital measure, there are only three large tourist influx zones and that they can therefore open year-round: Sol, Campo de las Naciones and Barajas. The consistory wants the next be Serrano, followed by, in order, by letters, Palace, Castellana and Recoletos. According to the local government, the experience has been very successful in Sol, where the influx of people on Sunday already exceeds 50% the average weekday. Source of the news: the Town Hall wants shops of Serrano and Chueca to open every day of the year

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