Commercial Spaces in Raval
by Marlene Ovejero
Artwork: Carol, Maria, Marlene, Rubén
Copyright © 2018
Have you ever noticed the amount of restaurants in Raval?
Do you think the number of commercial spaces has increased over the years?
According to the Statistics Department of Ajuntament de Barcelona, in 2014 about a 23% of local services in Raval were hotels, restaurants and bars.
Two years later, in 2016, the percentatge dicreased to 20% due to the economic crisis. Consequently, most of these spaces decided to adapt to the new circumstances.
You could guess all these services have renewed their outer look and the products they offer…
BUT YOU ARE WRONG!!
Even though most of them have changed both their aesthetics and services, a small number have chosen to keep running their businesses and managing them from generation to generation.