Pedro Maria Soto, the owner of “Almería Estates” (lovely chap and I’m sure his involvement in the Operación Costurero will eventually be resolved) has confirmed that his large new outdoor shopping centre will be open within three month (mid April).
“Recinto Ferial Los Llanos”, which cost 200,000€ to develop, is, according to Pedro, an outdoor “rastrillo” (basically, an outdoor market) with some 200 stands across 6,000 square meters of land, that will be leased to individual sellers on an ongoing basis. The area has parking, a bar and restaurant, and a sporting zone.
Stands start from just 15€ a day. The idea is that people take over the stands, shoppers come and have a pleasent day browsing, whilst the kids play in the playpark, and then everyone has a nice beer afterwards. Free WiFi, 24hr security, toilets, showers, storerooms and it’s all wheelchair accesible. Pedro hopes to attract about 2,000 people a day on weekends.