Shopkeepers in Cuevas have united to form an “open commercial centre” will backing from the townhall and the Junta de Andalucía.
Cuevas del Almanzora is now the third city in Almeria to have such a setup, coming after Almeria city centre and Adra.
The idea behind the “open commercial centre” is that the central shops all join up as if they were a large outdoor shopping mall. They share promotions, links to one another’s shops and refreshments, and the Junta gives them all promotional money.
They can also open for longer hours, and outside normal commercial days.