Project Description

This is an artisinal shop located in Central Havana. In many ways, these shops are like flea markets, where locals gather to sell goods, repair small items and offer services. In the past the government was the only entity allowed to offer these services. Currently, due to economic reforms, small business is being given more freedom. For the average foreigner shopping in one of these artisinal markets will not likely be very impressive. However, it is very interesting to see the dynamics of a growing capitalist movement and the fact that even with a mediocre offering of goods and services, locals flock to these “new” markets and are eager to see the variety of goods.