With the new urban rental law (LAU) coming into force due to the end of the 20-year moratorium, it is important to negotiate the rent of the most peculiar shops in Barcelona.
The owners of the shops try to get the maximum benefit of their properties, while trying to renegotiate their rental contracts and demand the amount of rent that is not viable for their small businesses. At this point it should be noted that, it is clear that small businesses cannot stand up to the large multinational brands. However, they would like to have a store which is located in one of the most centralized locations of the city.
A few days ago, La Vanguardia informed us about it, and is going to talk about it again. These shops are a heritage for the city, since it is not only the business owners who earn money but also everybody can benefit from it. Tourism will improve thanks to the uniqueness of their premises and offered products and city will be more attractive to the hundreds of tourists who are definitely impressed by the prominent nature of these small businesses.
The famous Colmado Quílez store, which is over seventy years old, has announced that it will have to close. It is hoped that the city hall will protect and assist other antiquated businesses as much as possible, in order to avoid the city losing its historic heart.
Definitely a tourist city like Barcelona can not allow losing the most significant businesses in which hundreds of tourists enter in order to take photos. Most of these places are referred as tourist attraction in many city guides for Barcelona.
And do you know any of these historic establishments? What do you think about it?