The shops of Sineu are awarded the Emblemàtics Balears label

Jul 10, 2024 | Current affairs, Featured, Interview, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The local commerce protection project of the Regional Ministry of Enterprise, Employment and Energy now has 30 towns and cities that have signed up.

The councillor for Enterprise, Employment and Energy and the mayor of Sineu presented the plaques to the traders.

The Councillor for Enterprise, Employment and Energy, Alejandro Sáenz de San Pedro, together with the Mayor of Sineu, Tomeu Mulet, this morning presented the badges to eight establishments in the municipality that classify them as Emblematic Balearic businesses. The event was also attended by the manager of ADR Balears (Regional Development Agency of the Balearic Islands), Silvia Delgado; the councillor for Economic Promotion and Local Development, Xisca Ramis, and representatives of the establishments.

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The shops of Sineu are awarded the Emblemàtics Balears label

The Emblemàtics Illes Balears project is promoted by the Department of Enterprise, Employment and Energy, through the Directorate General for Enterprise, the Self-Employed and Trade and ADR Balears (Regional Development Agency of the Balearic Islands), formerly IDI.

The Sineu businesses listed in Emblemàtics Balears are:

Can Felip (butcher’s, food and beverages): deeply rooted.
Carnisseria Campins (butcher’s shop): deeply rooted in history.
Embotits Ferriol (butcher’s shop): deeply rooted in history.
Forn Can Toni (bakery and pastry shop): emblematic.
Forn de Llenya Can Caragol (bakery and pastry shop): emblematic.
Ganivets Can Ordinas Sineu (cutlery): emblematic.
Magatzem Amador Camps Niell (agricultural products): emblematic.
Toni Mas, Eines Mallorquines (blacksmith and forge): rooted in history.

Emblemàtics Balears 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. Although the initiative focuses on listed shops, 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.

The town councils who identify the shops in the municipality meet the requirements to be emblematic, per 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, which is growing as more municipalities join the project.

There are currently thirty municipalities in the Balearic Islands with 346 shops listed.

The municipalities that already have listed establishments are Alaró (4), Alcúdia (7), Algaida (5), Artà (7), Campos (16), Consell (6), Esporles (5), Felanitx (12), Inca (14), Lloseta (7), Llucmajor (10), Manacor (25), Marratxí (12), Palma (72), Pollença (8), Porreres (8), Santa Maria del Camí (15), Santanyí (7), Sa Pobla (7), Selva (1), Sineu (8), Alaior (5), Ciutadella (14), Es Mercadal (1), Ferreries (11), Maó (30), Santa Eulària des Riu (5), Sant Josep de sa Talaia (5), Vila (11) and Formentera (8). By category, there are 96 emblematic establishments; 114 with roots and history; 30 with heritage and history; 53 with history; 44 with roots; and 9 with roots and heritage.