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Chinese tech company to open Mi Store in Merida

A Chinese tech company is opening at the Galerias mall in Merida. Photo: Twitter A Chinese company is...

‘Hecho en Yucatan’ virtual store racks up real sales for local...

Mercado Libre's "Hecho en Yucatan" store is packed with a variety of items. YEL graphic Two months...

Sanborns at Fiesta Americana shuts down, ending 24-year run

The hotel zone Sanborns, anchor store at the Fiesta Americana shopping arcade, has closed quietly after 24 years of operation.

Buen Fin discounts begin Friday; expect huge crowds downtown

Buen Fin, the annual discount promotion that's echoes "Black Friday" north of the border, begins Friday.

In a restored Centro mansion, Lagalá lures artists, fashionistas and foodies

Ana Carolina Levya Peralta has come along way in the six years since she started the trendy El Mercadito Bazar. This week, her new enterprise, Lagalá 56:426, is camera-ready, and ready for the public.

The Harbor at Via Montejo set to open by late October

The Harbor, which is the shopping mall portion of the giant Via Montejo project, will open in late October, its developers say.

Oldest of Chapur department stores unveils new look, 4th floor

After several months of remodeling and expansion, the granddaddy of all the Chapur department stores will celebrate the end of construction with a special sale and a show.

La Isla, largest mall in Mexico’s southeast, opens in Mérida

Mérida, Yucatán — La Isla Mérida, the mall portion of a giant complex north of the Periférico, opened today, beating another massive shopping complex to the punch. While the...

Buyer beware: Return policies and warranties in Mexico

Return policies and warranties are not necessarily the same in Mexico as they are in Canada and U.S.

8,300 shoppers descend on shopping district each hour

Over the weekend, up to 8,300 people an hour arrived at Mérida's Historic Center to do their Christmas shopping, city police calculate.

H&M nearly ready to open at Galerias Mérida

The city's first new department store in more than a few years is just a few weeks away.

Safety advocate dusts off his proposal to create pedestrian streets

Converting a street to a pedestrian mall is an idea worth considering, a safety advocate says.

Costs rising in Mérida slightly more than national average

Mexico's inflation rate fell the first half of July, but price pressures are felt differently from city to city.

Dzityá’s huge and colorful Tunich Fair returns for 16th year

Once again the Tunich Fair brings its culinary and artistic traditions in a small village north of Mérida.

School’s finally out, and the Centro’s shopping area is in chaos

By Friday, all Mérida public-school students were finally on summer vacation. By Saturday, the Centro's market area was bursting with even more shoppers than normal.

2 fast-approaching malls claim to be southeast Mexico’s largest

The Via Montejo complex just south of the northernmost point of the Periférico is taking shape, and almost 300 units in two residential towers have been sold out since late last year.

Cabo Norte luxury mall will be largest in southeast Mexico

After years of announcements and speculation, it appears the largest mall in southeast Mexico will open here before the end of the year.

Say goodbye to the ice rink at Liverpool mall

The expansion at the Liverpool Galerías Mérida will sacrifice its ice rink, putting more conventional features, according to a website that tracks the city's building projects.

Best Buy announces its first store in Mérida

The Uptown Mérida shopping center in the Altabrisa area has signed a new tenant, and its name will be familiar to anyone from north of the border.

Chedraui closing store that broke new ground in ’89

Mérida's first Chedraui, which has anchored Plaza Crystal since 1989, closes for good at the end of the week.

Dramatic, high-tech touch for Galerías mall expansion

A fanciful flying mast with skylights will crown an expansion at Liverpool's mall this fall.

Consumer spending up 10% at year’s end

Over 18 billion pesos were pumped into the local economy at the end of the year, up slightly more than 10 percent from 2014, doubling economists' forecasts.

Despite signs, Altabrisa parking still free

A sign outside the Altabrisa Plaza parking lot posts a 5-peso charge but the city's mayor says otherwise.

Back-to-school shoppers clog streets

About 500,000 students return to school Monday and families are overwhelming the historic center to buy everything a student would need to return class.