Santa Cruz opens on a Sunday, once a month!

Local 10SANTA Cruz is finally moving into the 21st Century … well, sort of! The first Sunday of the month, with immediate effect, will see a commercial revitalisation of the Island’s capital.

Mayor Jose Manuel Bermudez, who has finally allowed all-day trading after the success of a few pilot schemes, said: “The point is that everyone can identify the first Sunday of the month to come to Santa Cruz because trade and shops will now be open. This is a natural progression after trialling it.”

Economic Planning Councillor Alfonso Cabello said that last Sunday’s first official opening was a success, attracting many members of the public to Santa Cruz.

Bermudez added: “The rate of opening of the shops was 75%, and our 2016 goal is to increase that rate and make more profitable activity for everyone.”

The Mayor said the capital has had 30 months of uninterrupted positive growth and that events like this would boost this growth. “We have to claim that we are a capital, with the largest business concentration in Tenerife, and we are already a tourist town. It’s all we need to transform into more and better jobs. It’s a move forward.”

Cabello drew attention to the number of cruise passengers last year visiting the city on Sunday – more than 60,000 in March alone – who complained that they had nowhere to visit or to shop.

Bermudez acknowledged that, saying “We have to take advantage of this because it is shown that more supply over demand ultimately translates into additional revenue for businesses and this, in turn, into more jobs.”



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