The IDI programme now has twenty member municipalities, with 246 shops listed.
A total of seven establishments in Lloseta received the plaques that distinguish them as Balearic Emblematic today at the Theatre. The Director General of Commerce, Miquel Piñol, and the Councillor for Economy and Culture of Lloseta Town Council, Estefanía Pérez, presented the badges to the merchants of Lloseta who are members of the programme for the protection of traditional commerce. The ceremony was also attended by the deputy mayor, Antònia Massanet, and the councillor for Heritage, Bartomeu Ripoll.
The Lloseta shops that have received the Emblemáticos Baleares plaques are:
Botiga Can Carrina (food and beverages): rooted in history.
Can Pistola (bakery and pastry shop): rooted in history.
Forn de Baix (oven and bakery): rooted in history.
Mármoles Moyá (marbles): deeply rooted.
Sa Muntanya (clothing and footwear): deeply rooted.
Sa Teulera (crafts and ceramics): emblematic.
Teixits Riera (textiles): emblematic.
The “Emblematic Balearic Islands” project, promoted by the Vice-Presidency and Regional Ministry of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, through the Directorate General for Trade and the Balearic Islands Institute for Business Innovation (IDI), was born out of the need to protect local commercial activity and, more specifically, that of the most traditional establishments in the municipalities. One of this project’s objectives is to publicise each municipality’s uniqueness through its emblematic establishments.
It is the town councils that identify the shops in the municipality that meet the requirements to be emblematic, in accordance with an IDI manual that establishes the different categories. Thus, a shop can be classified as rooted (with a singular product or trade), with history (with more than 75 years of life or exceptionally after 50 years) and with heritage (with outstanding interior and exterior heritage elements, as well as with intangible value). In addition, establishments that meet these three categories will be called emblematic.
The platform through which the project is publicised is the website www.emblematicsbalears.es, which is growing as more municipalities join the project.
There are currently twenty municipalities throughout the Balearic Islands, with 246 shops listed.
The municipalities that already have listed establishments are Alaró (4), Alcúdia (8), Algaida (5), Consell (6), Esporles (5), Inca (14), Lloseta (7), Llucmajor (11), Manacor (25), Marratxí (12), Palma (74), 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 categories, there are 63 emblematic establishments; 81 with roots and history; 25 with heritage and history; 42 with history; 28 with roots; 3 with roots and heritage, and 2 with gift.