Nerja Street Market Reopens

Nerja Town Hall has announced that the 2nd-hand, market (car-boot sales) will recommence, starting this Sunday within the Urbanización Almijara.

NRJ Carboot SalesThis comes only a month after the Town Council decided to close it down owing to “economic-obligation failings” with the entity that runs it, The Club de Leones.

The announced reopening also comes just one day before a street protest was due to take place, organised by stall holders.

However, the Town Hall announced, it will now be run by the Asociación de Discapacitados de Málaga (ADISMA).

The Councillor for Commerce declared that the return of the Sunday market is “good news” for both the Nerja trading and tourism sectors. He also pointed out that the Town Council had worked “reasonably quickly” to get it up and running again, although street-market traders might not agree.

The reopening comes with no change to tariffs for those that wish to set up a stall: ten euros for 6-sq/m plots and five euros for 3-sq/m and 4-sq/m plots.

The Town Hall, of course, gets 50% of that, which has to be handed over by ADISMA; i.e., it’s their responsibility to make sure that the Town Hall gets its dosh, irrespective of whether the association has managed to collect it all.

Editorial comment: if my memory serves me correctly, it was Almuñécar that kicked off the idea of Sunday Markets decades ago, which was organised by the local branch of AECC by Netty Ashby and Cecilia Chacón. All the money went to the cancer association and the Town Hall didn’t claim any of it because it was for a worthy cause, but that soon changed… 

(News/Noticias: Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)

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