In January 1, 2015, the law that governed ancient rents in Barcelona 
has expired, contracts suffer modifications, which allows owners
to readjust the amounts charged. Several historic shops located in the
old center, the region of the most valued, are at risk of disappearing
for this and other reasons, as changes in consumption habits and the
lack of heirs interested in playing the family business.

However, there are some who resist, as a sale in bulk warehouse that toast almonds and other nuts in the same wood-fired oven since 1851 and a beautiful decorative candle store whose luxurious interior is kept original since 1847.