lunes, marzo 26, 2007

Hnos Bermejo

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Nowadays this kind of good old grocer's shops are less and less common because of the large shopping centres found anywhere. I think it's a pity... but these local shops can't fight in bussiness against a big store.
Have a nice day there!

Ultimamente es más difícil encontrarse con este tipo de tiendas de ultramarinos de toda la vida. Los grandes centros comerciales que salen como setas tras la lluvia agotan el negocio, y está claro que no hay posibilidad de competencia en cuanto a los precios. Pero aun así, es una pena que se pierdan estos pequeños locales, porque pienso que le dan carácter y personalidad al vecindario.

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At 26/3/07 13:13, Blogger Jazzy said...

hi dsole, looks like some of them are still fighting big chain stores which i applaud.
i'm coming to Madrid very soon, can you recommend a good tapas bar on a not pricey side?

 
At 26/3/07 13:39, Blogger Kate said...

You are right. Streamlined shopping is nice, but nothing can compare with the kind of community established when one goes from store to store making purchases. Time to visit, time to talk is definitely eliminated by the impersonal supermarkets. But, we all seem to be driving that force because of our busy lives and desire to "save time." Too bad!

 
At 26/3/07 14:05, Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

Our small city is like a ghost town where once many small businesses stood and thrived. Now they are gone. Most people like the big box stores like Walmart, Home Depot and Lowes and big grocery stores or supermarkets. It is that way world wide but there are small shops in the old parts of town that sell things the average person needs and they do well.
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At 26/3/07 14:13, Blogger Olivier said...

je suis d'accord avec toi, à Evry on a le meme probleme, sauf que je trouve bete,que quand le centre commercial ferme (le dimanche) les petits magasins (du moins à Evry) ferment aussi...de qui rend le quartier triste et vide


I agree with you, in Evry one has the same problem, except that I find stupid, that when the shopping centre closes (Sunday) the small stores (at least in Evry) also close… which makes the district sad and vacuum

 
At 26/3/07 15:14, Blogger M.Benaut said...

Old grocery shops are very rare, these days but the interior atmosphere is wonderful.
Perhaps you might take a photo inside, if you can?

 
At 26/3/07 16:23, Blogger Monica said...

I´ve been out for a days and now that I´m cheking in again I see so many great photos I don´t know where to start! Let me just say I love mini coopers!!! The´re adorable aren´t they! And this grocer store seems very lovely. Does it have yummy things to sell inside?

 
At 26/3/07 16:37, Blogger Chuckeroon said...

Interesting responses here D. I am interested to learn that you are suffering the same problem in Spain as here in Britain (even in France, also)...death of the small shops. Even the Americans regret it, but have to suffer it. What's to be done? In Britain there's a sort of backlash against it, but I doubt that it will go anywhere.

 
At 26/3/07 16:39, Blogger angela said...

It's true but the more expensive petrol becomes maybe we'll see a return to the small shops in town and village centres so we can go on foot.
Angela

 
At 26/3/07 18:24, Blogger Dave said...

I wish the US was setup more in line with small stores that were walking distance but that certainly is not the case.

 
At 26/3/07 18:58, Blogger Dsole said...

Angela, maybe that would be the only advantage for the high petrol prices!

 
At 26/3/07 21:10, Blogger Annie said...

There's a movement, I think, to return to small shops close to homes, especially downtown in cities. Perhaps they will be able to hold on.

 
At 26/3/07 21:57, Blogger Ben said...

Great photo, I love street corner shot. The shop itself is very interesting and the pedestrian with shopping bug adding more live feel.

 
At 27/3/07 00:04, Blogger Piika said...

I love those little shops because they have absolutely everything in them!

 
At 27/3/07 00:43, Blogger GMG said...

Well, the best of the small businesses found a way out and are actually resisting shopping malls. And sometimes lower prices are not all you need... Nice picture!
Gil

 
At 27/3/07 10:58, Blogger Kris said...

without such a shop, the city will be characterless..

 
At 27/3/07 12:32, Blogger Kala said...

I think its a pity as well to see these mom and pop shops disappearing and walmarts popping up all over - these stores add characgter to the neighborhood it resides!

 
At 27/3/07 17:35, Blogger Keropok Man said...

but sometimes the small shops are just very convenient as it is just a walk away. i still go to them when i am too lazy to travel far.

 
At 28/3/07 05:14, Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

That is happening in NYC too, especially the pharmacies. All the big chain store pharmacies have taken over and the small businesses are closing down.

 
At 28/3/07 18:19, Blogger Oya said...

You are right. Same in Istanbul. An I love to shop there instead of big markets...

 
At 29/3/07 10:34, Blogger Carraol said...

Tienes razon al respecto, creo pasa en todo el mundo, el gran comercio devora a estas pequeñas tiendas, en las cuales conocias al dependiente y te conocian desde la infancia. Simplemente no pueden competir con las precios de las grandes cadenas. Bueno, las que logran sobrevivir como la que nos muestras, nos alegran la mirada y el lente por supuesto!

 

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