Bigger and Better; SPTC hosts second Market Day

Monday, April 19th, 2021

Following the success of the first Market Day on March 27th, the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) held a second event on Saturday, April 17th. Approximately 70 large and small businesses welcomed shoppers at the Honourable Louis Sylvestre Sporting Complex, popularly known as Saca Chispas, from 1PM to 9PM, offering a large variety of products and services.

This second commerce-geared event was bigger than the previous one and offered great deals on an assortment of products. The variety of services and products to pick from seemed endless, from the freshest of fruits and vegetables to local cuisine to skincare products, footwear, clothing, liquor, spa services, arts and craft, jewelry, promos on phone credit, plants for sale, paintings and even a beer garden, among others.

Some of the business operators shared that this initiative by the SPTC has helped them. Many of these businesses have been struggling economically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which devastated the island’s economy. According to the participants, the event provides a setting that attracts patrons to promote their businesses and increase sales. A few shoppers shared with The Sun that they were not aware of some of the establishments featured in the event. They believe Market Day is one of the best options to expose businesses, particularly the new and small ones.

Mayor Gualberto ‘Wally’ Nuñez deemed the event a success and thanked all the local businesses for participating. He stated that his administration’s goal is to continue creating more opportunities for local entrepreneurs. Market Day is designed to let them showcase their variety of goods and services to the community.

While another Market Day is in the pipeline, a HUGE thank you goes out to the staff at SPTC, volunteers, and everyone who made the event another successful chapter for the island business community.


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