About twenty vendors downtown have decided to open their stores at lunchtime so that working people can shop.
This initiative concerns in particular textile and cosmetics retailers, which are mainly installed in rue de la RÃ©publique and in Square-Gauthier during curfew at 6 p.m.
'I have never had such a sad month of January.'
Alice Terech, employee of the CarrÃ©ment Saint-Chamond shopkeepers association, centralized the information: â€œWe are still seeing a lower number of visitors this month of January, it is really quiet for everyone. Personally, I have never had such a sad month of January in my shop, â€complains the shop owner.
If the first days of sales went quite well, many dealers had already started private sales shortly after the holidays in order to liquidate the autumn-winter collection for fear of a new restriction.