Bad Kohlgrub wants to bring life to the center with a weekly market.
Every Wednesday between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. from March 24th, retailers are expected to offer their goods.
But there are also concerns.
- The creeping death of the inner cities occupies politics.
Even more so in 2021, as Grim Reaper bypasses Corona and steals businesses from retailers.
But how do you prevent the town centers from becoming extinct?
How do you bring a little more life into it?
Among other things with a weekly market.
This is recommended by city planners and specialist newspapers that Franz Degele receives as mayor.
The Bad Kohlgrub community is now trying it out.
On March 24th, it is introducing a weekly market like the one that already exists in Murnau and Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
Local retailers fear a loss of sales: competition is put in front of the shop window
The Ammertaler also took the statutes from the role models and adapted them.
Every Wednesday between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. the traveling traders stand on the areas by the maypole and next to the town hall.
An employee of the municipality coordinates.
Handicrafts, fish, fruit, vegetables and other foods are said to be on sale.
Which, however, causes discrepancies in the village in advance.
Martina Höck (Agriculture) took it on and passed it on to the local council.
She emphasizes: "I am strictly against fruit and horticulture." She and her CSU colleague Georg Doll represented the skeptical faction of local retailers.
They fear a loss of sales.
“I don't think that's fair,” says Georg Doll.
The local shops would be open six days a week, and now they are facing competition in front of the shop windows.
Andreas Wojciak (Neue Liste), who is known to have a spirited disposition, interrupted the discussion with vehemence: “What is happening now is, in my opinion, a joke.
I wonder why we are questioning the market. ”Because the local council has already spoken out in favor of a weekly market, the meeting was only about the statutes, thus the details.
Most of the colleagues saw it similarly and ran through all the arguments for each store again in a short run.
Experience and studies show that markets do not have a negative impact on retail
"I don't think that the stores make less sales," said Mona Reindl (Free Voters) with a view to the new customers that such a weekly offer attracts.
The format is aimed primarily at the surrounding communities.
"Three hours a week are more good than harm," said Simon Eickholt (Neue Liste).
He referred to the experience in Murnau as well as some studies that showed: none of the markets had a negative effect on local retailers.
“It's about making the place more attractive,” Eickholt clarified.
Andrea Fend (Agriculture) asked that the shops be taken away.
“In the beginning there will be fear,” she believes.
You have to take them from the dealers and talk to them.
"We don't want to harm anyone," said Fend.
City council colleague Kathrin Kleiner countered: In the past three weeks, no local businessman has reported on the subject.
"I can't go there every week and ask, 'Are you all right, can that be done?'"
Ultimately, only Höck and Doll voted against the market statutes.
This means that interested parties can apply for a parking space with the municipality from now on.
The area costs three euros per front meter.
Josef Fischer junior (agriculture) asked about the selection process.
"If you are faster, you will get it first," said Mayor Degele.
But the community wants to pay attention to diversity.
Doesn't make sense to accommodate five fishmongers.