Llucmajor adds three more establishments to the Emblemàtics Balears catalogue, which aims to protect local commerce

Aug 5, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The municipality of Llucmajor has added three more shops to the Emblemàtics Balears catalogue, promoted by the Vice-presidency and Regional Ministry of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, through the Directorate General of Commerce and the Institute for Business Innovation of the Balearic Islands (IDI). Thus, Llucmajor now has eleven emblematic establishments.

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The new establishments that have joined Emblemàtics Balears are:

Ferreteria Llompart (hardware store): with history.
Forn Can Guasp (bakery and patisserie): emblematic
Joyería Garau (jewellery shop): with history
This morning, the Director General of Commerce, Miquel Piñol, the Mayor of Llucmajor, Éric Jareño, and the Second Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Commerce of Llucmajor, Noemí Getino, visited the new establishments to present them with the plaque that makes them visible as Emblemàtics Balears. The managing director of the IDI, Mariona Luis, also took part in the visit.

The Llucmajor establishments that already form part of the catalogue are:

Forn Can Pau : rooted and with history
Forn Ca’n Tofolet : emblematic
Forn i Pastisseria Ramis: deeply rooted and with history
Ganiveteria Ordinas: emblematic
Imprenta Moderna: with history and heritage
Llibreria Roca: with history and heritage
Objetario: with heritage
Sa Teulera: emblematic
Thus, the Balearic Islands has nineteen municipalities and 239 establishments that are members of Emblemàtics Balears. The municipalities that already have listed establishments are Alaró (4), Algaida (6), Consell (6), Esporles (5), Inca (14), Lloseta (7) Llucmajor (11), Manacor (25), Marratxí (11), Palma (75), Pollença (9), Porreres (8), Santanyí (7), Alaior (5), Ferreries (11), Maó (19), Santa Eulària des Riu (5), Sant Josep de sa Talaia (5), Formentera (Sant Ferran, 1 and Sant Francesc Xavier, 5). By category, there are 59 emblematic establishments; 77 with roots and history; 27 with heritage and history; 43 with history; 28 with roots; 3 with roots and heritage, and 2 with heritage.

The Comerços Emblemàtics de les Illes Balears project arose from the need to protect local commercial activity and, more specifically, that of the most traditional establishments in the municipalities. One of the objectives of this project is to publicise the uniqueness of each municipality through its emblematic establishments.

The Institute for Business Innovation of the Balearic Islands (IDI) has published a manual so that the town councils themselves can identify the businesses that meet the requirements to be emblematic. In fact, a series of categories have been established to unify the criteria among all the participants in the project. Thus, a business can be classified as rooted (with a singular trade or product), with history (with more than 75 years of life as a general rule, with exceptions after 50 years of age), and with heritage (with outstanding architectural elements). Establishments that meet these three categories are emblematic.