It will be the nouba this Saturday in Saint-Avold. The association of traders and artisans (Acasa) in collaboration with the municipality decided to organize a large festive clearance sale. A joyful meeting, to get out of the gloom linked to the pandemic and above all to take a good dose of positive energy before the start of the school year. "We wanted to combine traditional commerce with entertainment and catering. This event is above all a day of celebration. And we want to make people want to return to normal life, ”assures Danielle Bertaux, president of retailers. "Of course, in strict compliance with sanitary rules, by managing the flow of visitors and by straddling barrier measures".
This meeting will also be an opportunity for Acasa and the City to experience a Hirschauer street made for pedestrians. "We are going to test the facilities and above all see what we can improve to make our city center even more attractive".
Because, the president of traders is optimistic by nature and when she looks at the Naborian city, she understands that it has real potential for seduction. "We are not worse off than the big cities," she says. "We have certainly all undergone a profound metamorphosis with the establishment of large shopping centers on the outskirts of urban areas. Okay, some big chain stores have left but they've been replaced by convenience stores. Independents who offer quality products and who above all are available and provide an answer in the event of a problem ”.
This great festive clearance sale will therefore be a real field of experimentation. And traders like the municipality hope it will spark vocations. "And who knows, it will make some people want to go down the trade route."
"For shopping lovers, this is the day not to be missed," insists Danielle Bertaux. There is no question here of selling products that have been lying around in the cupboards. The shopkeepers are committed to this: "We will offer the new collections and what is currently in our windows. Of course with exceptional discounts ”. What then to review his entire wardrobe. But this event will not be limited to simple shopping, since it will be embellished with ephemeral food stands, with the help of the Grange à Fromages, the Mets Envy restaurant and the Toukenn crêperie. Without forgetting the music and this podium installed in the center of rue Hirschauer on which will perform local artists and young talents (Madein, Si on chantait, Tara Lawson, Kalolos, Decib'Hells, Dr Bloozz, Smoothy Penny, Magellan, Les Krompann, Addict, Empty Rooms…) and stands of creators and artisans offering the fruit of their labor.
With this other novelty, the return of the funfair in the heart of the city, Place du Marché, to the delight of children. We just have to hope that the sun is out.