Ciutadella is Emblematic with fourteen listed businesses

The IDI project now has twenty-eight municipalities and 315 businesses adhered to it.

A total of fourteen businesses in Ciutadella have joined the “Emblemàtics Balears” project, promoted by the Department of Enterprise, Employment and Energy, through the Directorate General for Enterprise, the Self-Employed and Trade, and the Institute for Business Innovation of the Balearic Islands (IDI).

The Ciutadella businesses listed as “Balearic Emblematic” are:

Avarca Pons (footwear): deep-rooted.
Ca na Fayas (food): rooted with history
Ca na Riera (food): emblematic
Ca sa Pollaca (footwear): with history and heritage
Calçats Torres (footwear): rooted with history
Can Llufriu (household equipment): rooted with history
Cas Seller (fashion accessories): rooted with history
Ciclos Caymaris (bicycles): rooted with history and heritage
Coll 1925 (clothing and accessories): emblematic
Forn Can Diego (oven and bakery): rooted with history
Foto Studi Hernando (photography and video): emblematic
Gelats Torres (ice-cream parlour): emblematic
Joieria Carles (jewellery and watchmaking): rooted with history
Pastelería El Diamante (bakery and pastry shop): emblematic

The “Emblemàtics Balears” project arose from the need to protect local commercial activity and, more specifically, that of the most traditional establishments in the municipalities. One of the objectives of this project is to publicise the uniqueness of each municipality 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 attraction for visitors from inside and outside the Islands.

It is the town councils that identify the shops in the municipality that meet the requirements to be emblematic, in accordance with 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.

With the incorporation of Ciutadella, Menorca now has 49 shops from the municipalities of Alaior, Es Mercadal, Ferreries and Maó. In the Balearic Islands, “Emblemáticos baleares” has 315 catalogued establishments in 28 towns.

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 (73), Pollença (9), Porreres (8), Santa Maria del Camí (15), Santanyí (7), Sa Pobla (7), Selva (1), Alaior (5), Ciutadella (14), Es Mercadal (1), Ferreries (11), Maó (18), Santa Eulària des Riu (5), Sant Josep de sa Talaia (5), Formentera (Sant Ferran 1 and Sant Francesc Xavier 5). By category, there are 87 emblematic establishments; 101 with roots and history; 28 with heritage and history; 51 with history; 40 with roots; 6 with roots and heritage, and 2 with heritage.