The most recent name on the list of establishments and organisations recognised under the Porto de Tradição municipal programme is the Rocha & Leitão hardware store.
The store, located at number 155 in Rua do Almada, saw its entry into the protection batch of the Porto de Tradição unanimously approved, at this Monday's City Hall meeting, following a proposal signed by the councillor for Economy, Tourism and Trade, Ricardo Valente.
Rocha & Leitão was founded in 1983 and is dedicated to selling hardware, tools, screws, metals and utilities. Over time, the store has expanded its business area, starting to also sell paints and varnishes, plumbing material, taps and bathroom accessories and bathroom suite. According to the establishment's official website, over 25 thousand different products can be found there.
The entry of Rocha & Leitão in this list increases to 93 the total number of establishments that are part of the Porto de Tradição programme - 12 of the new recognised businesses were approved in 2020.
Established in 2016 with the aim of preserving the local historical and cultural or social identity of the city's shops, the Porto de Tradição programme in 2019 started to additionally have a Municipal Support Fund, endowed with 525 thousand euros for stores and organisations recognised by the initiative.