By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 28 Feb 2020 • 13:06
CLOSED: A Mojacar council resolution stated the venue should not open for two years.
CREDIT: Euro Weekly News
MOJACAR council has sealed the door to Maui, one of the Costa Almeria’s most popular beachside venues for partying youngsters.
Local Police arrived at around 11am on the morning of February 25 and put a sign on the door informing of the closure.
OFFICIAL: Local Police put a sign on the doorCREDIT: Euro Weekly News
The move follows a council resolution and the administration’s notification in January of the imposition of a €20,000 fine on the company behind Maui and stating that the establishment should not open for a period of 24 months due to a “serious violation” of the law on Public Spaces and Leisure Activities in Andalucia.
The local authority affirms the establishment was operating as a music bar without the right kind of licences.
Maui did in fact open its doors at the beginning of February, but now they are firmly shut.
The establishment’s legal representatives have reportedly lodged a contentious-administrative appeal with the Almeria courts to get the venue’s doors unsealed.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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