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Chedraui closing store that broke new ground in ’89

Mérida's first Chedraui, which has anchored Plaza Crystal since 1989, closes for good at the end of the week.

Dramatic, high-tech touch for Galerías mall expansion

A fanciful flying mast with skylights will crown an expansion at Liverpool's mall this fall.

Consumer spending up 10% at year’s end

Over 18 billion pesos were pumped into the local economy at the end of the year, up slightly more than 10 percent from 2014, doubling economists' forecasts.

Despite signs, Altabrisa parking still free

A sign outside the Altabrisa Plaza parking lot posts a 5-peso charge but the city's mayor says otherwise.

Back-to-school shoppers clog streets

About 500,000 students return to school Monday and families are overwhelming the historic center to buy everything a student would need to return class.

A plan to save the corner store

Coming in six weeks: 14 million pesos to provide independent shops with technological tools to help level the playing field against chain stores.

Sidewalks cleared of vendor stalls

After weeks of tensions between authorities and vendors, the street hawkers' illegal stalls have been cleared in a midnight raid.

Holiday vendors crowd the streets

The local Chamber of Commerce has asked municipal authorities to stop issuing permits for street vendors during the Christmas shopping season.

Market renovations begin next month

Major renovations at Lucas de Gálvez and San Benito markets begin in January 2015 and are not expected to finish until August.

Chen Bech market unveils its makeover

Six months of renovation work has concluded, and the dust at Chen Bech market has settled down. The neighborhood mercado re-opened today to the public, revealing airy, brightly lit facilities for its freshly painted stalls.