The municipality of Sa Pobla has joined the “Emblematic Balearic Islands” project with a total of seven catalogued businesses. The programme, 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), aims to protect the traditional commercial fabric.
The shops in Sa Pobla listed as “Emblematic Balearic Islands” are:
Antic Forn Cas Cero (bakery and pastry shop): emblematic.
Ferreteria Campins (hardware and household equipment): with history.
Ferreteria Can Comas (hardware and household equipment): with history.
Forn Can Felip (bakery and pastry shop): deeply rooted.
Forn Can Paco (oven and bakery): deeply rooted.
Joieria Fill d’en Jaume Segura (jewellery and watchmaking): deeply rooted in history.
Tenda Cas Cotxer (haberdashery): emblematic.
The “Emblematic Balearic Islands” 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 aims of this project is to publicise the uniqueness of each municipality through its emblematic establishments. Although the initiative focuses on listed businesses, the rest of the commercial fabric benefits, as the emblematic establishments also act as a driving force and a lure for visitors from inside and outside the Islands.
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 will grow as more municipalities join the project.
There are currently 21 municipalities throughout the Balearic Islands with a total of 252 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), Sa Pobla (7), Alaior (5), Ferreries (11), Maó (18), Santa Eulària des Riu (5), Sant Josep de sa Talaia (5), Formentera (Sant Ferran, 1 and Sant Francesc Xavier, 5). By category, there are 65 emblematic establishments; 82 with roots and history; 24 with heritage and history; 44 with history; 30 with roots; 3 with roots and heritage, and 2 with heritage.