Although Torrevieja’s indoor market has been firmly established at ‘La Plasa’ since it was first opened in the town in 1995 stallholders only occupy the bottom floor of a spacious 3 storey building.
The upper two floors of the municipal building have now been abandoned for 15 years.
Although a number of the pitches currently lay empty moves are in hand, albeit via a government managed tender system, to fill them with new traders in the coming months.
But the local Green Party want to see rather more. They say that the upper two floors should also be filled rather than lying empty as they currently are. Although quite what they should be filled with is open to discussion.
They have asked the Torrevieja Councillor for trade, Agustina Esteve, to raise the matter at the next full meeting of the council with a suggestion that a study be launched as to how the floor space might be used to accommodate commercial activities.
The Green Party say that this is a "priority" matter and "vital" to the successful future of the business sector in the center of Torrevieja and that every effort should be made to see its reopening in the near future.
A spokesman said "We believe this is a matter of prime importance, both for the revitalization of trade, and for the economic, social and environmental success in the city centre.
The longer these two floors are allowed to remain empty the more impoverished the building will become and the more difficult it will be to establish ‘business recovery” which would quickly become a dynamic element of the town of Torrevieja.
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