The Boamit Street, where the Potries Town Hall is located, presents a winding layout, with evident reminiscences of the Arab past of the village. Its name comes from a family of well-known Morisco sugar traders, documented in Potries in the 16th century.
Boamit corresponds in Arabic to the name Miquel. It is said that Miquel was the leader of a lineage of rich Moroccan farmers who, like their poorest coreligionists, had to leave their homes by force in 1609. As we see, his name has survived in the urban toponymy of the town. The wealth of Miquel and the whole Boamit family was based on the commercialization of agricultural products. They were part of the outstanding figures in the village, a small elite that, from an economic point of view, had little to do with the rest of the community. This type of rural merchants traded with their own products or others bought in the region in Valencia, and even outside the limits of the country, in Aragon.