NEVER ONE TO SHY AWAY from a good party, the Costa Blanca's favourite shopping centre, La Zenia Boulevard, is throwing an ad-hoc celebration this weekend dedicated to the end of Sunday Trading restrictions this year.
Controversial new laws came into effect last year, unexpectedly forcing large retailers to close on Sunday´s following years of unrestricted year-round trading.
The new laws apply only to the first half of each year, affecting Sunday openings up until last Sunday 9th June.
In order to compensate for an expected drop in footfall, Zenia Boulevard has engaged in a packed social calendar of Sunday markets and a variety of organised events to attract visitors to the centre.
Tomorrow, Saturday 15th June, the shopping mall will be hosting the first “Gran Fiesta de Reapertura”, a day-long celebration to mark the beginning of the summer season of unfettered shopping.
The party starts tomorrow morning at 11:00 with a barbecue party and show-cooking sponsored by home improvement and gardening retailer, Leroy Merlin.
La Zenia Boulevard, non-stop shopping for the rest of the year
There will be free entertainment and events throughout the day, a professional makeup masterclass at 18:00, the “Staying Alive” family parade at 18:30, and Kar-P Diem will take to centre stage for a live music performance at 20:30.
A children's workshop will offer a chance for younger kids to have a great time, painting their own T-shirts from 17:30.
Billed as a grand party to celebrate reopening every day of the week until the end of the year, there are actually two more days during 2019 when the shops will be forced to close, and one of them is guaranteed to be unexpected.
The La Zenia Boulevard reopening party takes place tomorrow, Saturday 15th June 2019 from 11:00.
For more information about La Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, please visit the official website.
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