Commerce on the eve of the end of the year mobilized dozens of buyers in the Bay of Guayaquil; some arrived to purchase products that they will sell in their localities

Commerce on the eve of the end of the year mobilized dozens of buyers in the Bay of Guayaquil; some arrived to purchase products that they will sell in their localities

Yolanda Atauchi carried three large black covers on Ayacucho and Chimborazo streets in central Guayaquil. Upon arriving at a sidewalk in that area of the Bay, he paused to continue the search for a taxi that would transfer her to the Guayaquil land terminal and return to Isidro Ayora canton.

About 1,500 dollars spent on her visit to a place known to her in that area of the Bay. Her goal was to wear blouses and T-shirts of different varieties to sell in her place of residence until this end of the year, before the events or family meetings that the citizens of that canton would enlist between December 31 and January 1.

Atauchi was part of the hundreds of citizens who took advantage of the morning of Thursday the 30th to make the last purchases of the year in the commercial quarter of Buenos Aires. At the Christmas time she made similar investment with another merchandise and made profits, she said. A similar action replicated other citizens who also seek an extra income at this time.

For moments, on the morning of this Thursday 30th, the sidewalks, streets and passageways of the Bay sector seemed to narrow down in the face of the number of pedestrians who were moving in search of some product. In the locals and cubicles, vendors promoted shoes, blouses, T-shirts, savannas and more products to recover their investments and have income that could alleviate the economic crisis, they said.

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Comercio a vísperas del fin de año movilizó a decenas de compradores en la Bahía de Guayaquil; algunos llegaron para adquirir productos que venderán en sus localidades

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In addition, some travelling confectionery traders or small items were in a smaller number compared to previous years. A few snuck in between the sidewalks.

On Ayacucho Street, several women sat in chairs, arranged outdoors, to treat their eyelashes at a cost of $5.

On Ayacucho and Chile streets, one of the vendors commented that the sale on the eve of Christmas had been higher than these year-end days.

Narcisa Tapia, one of the merchants who collaborated in a girls' clothing sales post, considered that the movement was less than the large influx of buyers during the Christmas season. In the days leading up to the holiday, between 21 and 23 December, she estimated that more than $500 was sold, however, these days it was less than $50.

Another of the places with the highest concentration of people was evidenced at the foot of the cubicles located below the slope pass of Eloy Alfaro Avenue. There, different varieties of women's shoes and clothing were quoted by people who were betting in the area.

In this area, Spain Gorotiza, which protected itself with a mask, told that it wore several perfumes and clothes to market them in La Troncal, canton of Cañar that borders on the province of Guayas.

Despite the warning of an increase in coronavirus infections, some women and men in several of the corridors did not find themselves with the advised physical distancing or stumbled upon walking with other citizens. Some would put their mask down to be heard by their interlocutors.

In order to avoid agglomerations, metropolitan agents rolled the area to monitor security and free sidewalks from informal vendors. The vehicular passage in several streets of this commercial sector, such as Olmedo, Chile, Ayacucho and Chimborazo, also became complicated by the arrival of buyers.

Also, in the vicinity of several ATM machines in that area and the banking area, on Pedro Carbo and P. Ycaza Avenue, dozens of users sought to withdraw money for their purchases or formalities on the last working day of 2021.

Another of the points of high concentration of people was the Guayaquil ground terminal, the matrix. There, the rows of automobiles entering the parking lot area have been constant since this Thursday morning.

In the ticket sales area, Klider Campos, deputy manager of the land terminal foundation of Guayaquil, said that it is estimated that 180,000 people will leave from Thursday 30 December to 2 January next at the main station. On the other hand, the Pascuales terminal is expected to mobilize from 35,000 to 40,000 users.

En cambio, en la calle 6 de Marzo, Orellana y Velasco Ibarra, en Bellavista, se acrecentó la exposición y venta de monigotes antes de la tradicional quema de años viejos, que este año está permitida solo con el círculo familiar, no en eventos masivos por la pandemia. (I)