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So sad to see this. J.Cuevas Juguetería Técnica, a family business, has closed after 65 years. Manuel Cuevas Álvarez, grandson of the founder, cites a drop in sales due to the “avalanche” of tourists in the centre and the growth of e-commerce as the main reasons for the closure. I’m told that this landmark building will soon house a cocktail bar…

After the loss of Bazar Victoria (twice!) and Confituría Filella, this is yet another story of how tourism and greed are changing the face of Sevilla. Before long it will stop being the very thing that people are flocking here to see. Heartbreaking. Upon seeing my post of this on Instagram yesterday a friend quoted Wilde – “each man kills the thing he loves”. 😦