The New Bazaar/Avni Rustemi Square area of Tirana is a symbol of traditional urban life of the city, and a destination of commercial value. The area houses more than 15 sites of cultural heritage protected by law, which used to be hidden under rundown facades, obsolete infrastructure, and a generally unappealing commercial space. The New Bazar is nowadays a perfect destination for a natural pedestrian mall and tourism destination, where private businesses and public representation are being formed under the TID/BID model. The AADF partnered with the Government of Albania (Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Urban Development), Municipality of Tirana and the local business community to revitalize the New Bazaar/Avni Rustemi Square of Tirana. The bazaar has become one of the main tourist attractions of the capital. The restauration portion was completed by March 2017. The Foundation is also supporting businesses operating in the area with advisory services as well as small grants in order to improve their efficiency and make the best use of the new opportunities. TID Tirana, the businesses association which oversees the daily management of the area, is founded in March 2017 in partnership with the Municipality of Tirana and local businesses.