Daycare center offered to street vendors

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Street vendors in Mérida are being offered an inside space with daycare for their children. Photo: Sipse
Street vendors in Mérida are being offered an inside space with daycare for their children. Photo: Sipse

Mérida, Yucatán — The planned relocation of street vendors in the historic center has surfaced again, starting with the opening of a casona-style house in the heart of the city which will house an average of 70 vendors.

To encourage vendors, many of whom are mothers, the casona will include a daycare center.

Behind closed doors, Mayor Renán Barrera Concha has been meeting with business leaders to find ways to appease vendors who crowd the sidewalks and undercut brick-and-mortar businesses. Authorities and the business establishment have been trying for years to clear the streets of unlicensed vendors in a way that does not create a negative backlash.

About the casona:

  • The casona’s daycare center will allow for 60-65 children.
  • The property that authorities have in mind is on Calle 63, between 62 and 64.
  • The first phase of this project is projected to open in about month and a half.

Source: Sipse

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