Although, fortunately, the influx of tourists does not allows us to see it still, we run the risk of ending up with the historic case. And without a monumental Center alive, dynamic, careful and appealing, Salamanca would be such. In other payments are the merchants of the area the first involved in that environmental salvation. It occurs in large cities like Valencia and Seville and in others more comparable to ours, such as Santiago and Oviedo. They know that the survival of their businesses and up to themselves is linked to its urban environment and defend it tooth and nail: associated, create imaginative promotions, seek the loyalty of a few traditional customers attracted today by the lure of stores here, in contrast, ennui, custom, resignation or whateverto our retailers seems hated them associations and to scratch the Pocket in order to recover then more than what you have invested.

But not metamos us too with small trade, that has enough the poor with confronting the crisis without network economic difference from other sectors such as the banking or automobile, for example, to the urban privileges and other who enjoy large areas and municipal neglect. Precisely, the disinterest of authorities by what happens to the traditional trade is what has led to the decline to many populations, since the successive closure of small businesses produces gradual degradation, erosion and ruin of its environment. Do we want that we pass here to some cities in the United States, whose urban center is only the habitat of marginalization, dirt and crime? Without going that far, do we want to convert in the future to our historical district in a neighbourhood conflict as Barcelona’s Raval, the Valencian Velluters or the San Francisco Bilbao? Clear that remains a chasm to get such a thing to happen, but if we do not protect from now to the small trade as to certain game species, a bad day we will end up, finally, with our historical center. Original author and source of the article.