Saturday, 25. May 2013 - 04:05
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Shops in Salzburg’s inner city may remain open until 8pm during a two-week period that began on Tuesday evening this week.
There were few customers yesterday (Weds) evening in the 15 shops that remained open late near the city’s Festspielhaus or festival hall where many events during the famous summer music festival are taking place. Some shop owners attributed the low number to bad weather.
Jewellery shop proprietor Monika Ponholzer said better weather would encourage more festival visitors to go window shopping and make purchases before the start of festival events.
A similar initiative will take place next summer but will start earlier, at the beginning of the festival.
Jewellery shop manager Alfred Friese said: "Why shouldn’t late shopping be possible in Salzburg? It occurs in other big cities and in ski resorts."
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