Koker is a chain of Spanish women’s clothing shops that has recently moved to Sevilla, and specifically into the old Casa Ruiz location in calle Sierpes, a jewellery shop that had been family-run for generations. Once Koker took over the premises they decided to paint over the marble and bronze façade, apparently without permission from the city council, resulting in a public outcry that spread across social media platforms and the press. The result was that the work was halted and the company was ordered to remove the paint. The photo above was taken this week and it’s not sure if this is the best that can be done as you can still see paint embedded in some of the cracks and pores of the marble. Also they have left the wood trim white, which is quite jarring. It’ll be interesting to see if the shop is successful.
What does the posted sign say?
It’s a travesty. Shocking, I’m sure.
It just says the work has been stopped by the city council. I hope they can restore the original marble.
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