Almerimar

Almerimar dentist - new location in waiting - January 2016

I had to call in to the chemist today to pick up some stuff for a cold I have got (loads of people have a cold/cough in Almerimar at the moment).

While driving there I spotted the sign in the picture above on the corner over the road from the back entrance into Yachting Golf. It says that the current Almerimar dentist is going to open a surgery there at some point.

Funnily enough I had a dentist appointment for today. When I went to see Antonio he said he is going to take his time getting the work done on his new place. To make sure it is done properly. He said that he expects to change locations sometime after the summer.

If anyone needs a dentist in the area both Jacqui and I can recommend Antonio. He has done a really good job for us over the years. You can find his currently surgery on the street close to the exit from the Mercadona car park. The phone number for the surgery is 950 497 715.

 

Mr President has been drumming up support for FGS from various partner businesses for 2016. While doing the rounds he has mentioned that Nautico is closed until February.

As usual various bars and restaurants are having some down time over the winter.

There is a sign in the window of the shop behind Alcor Properties on the road behind "the square". It says that there is a flower shop opening there sometime soon.

In the last day or two I have spotted signs outside 2 different restaurants saying they are closed for improvements. I guess this is either building work or redecoration.

The Asador restaurant on Darsena 3 has been closed since November and does not look to have re-opened yet. Also, Pizza Guzzi on Darsena 1 is closed until February.

Just a quick word of warning about the giving and receiving of Carrefour gift voucher cards.....

Jacqui and I won a couple of Carrefour gift vouchers in recent FGS Sunday competitions. We went up to spend them in Carrefour last Friday afternoon to spend them.

When we tried to use them at the till to pay for various things the till rejected the credit card sized swipe cards. Luckily we had kept the receipts that came with the cards.

The manager had to come along and fiddle about with stuff for around 5-10 minutes at the till. Eventually we managed to claim the amount of discount held on the two cards.

So the good news is that the Carrefour gift cards work OK. The bad news is that you may have to allocate a bit more time to spending them. So do not plan to spend them if you need to rush off somewhere else straight afterwards.

6 and 8 December are bank holidays in Spain. This year 6 December falls on a Sunday. So the Monday is a bank holiday instead.

We were in Mercadona earlier today buying chocolates for the Friday golf competition this week. While there we noticed that Mercadona is opening on Monday 7 December 2015 until 12:00 noon. It is closed on Tuesday 8 December 2015.

Ikari Sushi Bar - Almerimar

A while ago we mentioned that there will be a new restaurant opening in the golf hotel. It now looks like it will be called the Ikari sushi bar. It was advertised at the recent gourmet event in El Ejido. It is advertised here on Facebook. Also, the scorecards for the golf course contain an advert for it.

I guess it will be opening soon.

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Further to the earlier article here.

I have been told that the land next door to Lidl now has a sign saying they are building a bigger Lidl there. I will check it out next time I drive past.

Also, work continues at the top of the hill above Almerimar. There are now some low retaining walls creating space that look like they are being filled by earth. So perhaps it is greenhouses that are going to be built there. I guess we will have to wait and see.

 

Earlier this year Cuqui moved in to what was Fresh in Darsena 1 in Almerimar. The merry go round continues. One of our readers, Maria, has told us the information below.

"Did you know that about 10 days ago the ex wife from Manolo from Zarzuela started a new restaurant with the former cook from Zarzuela, Juan. The name of the restaurant is La Tita Cocina. It is the first chiringuito after the four star hotel. What use to be La Cuqui. It is very nice over there."

As I was driving down the road into town I spotted what looked like a sign for a farmacia (chemist) on the roundabout near the entrance to Villa Augusta. Not much parking there but I guess you can park in front of the vets that is nearby.

I was driving past the new bread shop in Porto Fino opposite Minimal and saw a reasonably long queue of people waiting to be served. So it looks like they are doing OK at the moment.

I also had a look in to the new tourist office in Porto Fino as I went past and that looks like it is pretty close to being ready.

Villodres, Almerimar

It looks like Fincal might have some opposition setting up in Almerimar. One of our friends has pointed out that this new set of offices for Administrators (and other things) has recently opened up in Almerimar not far from the square.

So it looks like Fincal are no longer the only administrators with offices in Almerimar.

You can see the website for Villodres here. They have offices in Granada, Almería and Almerimar.

Just back from buying the bottles for Friday golf tomorrow. While in Mercadona I heard them announce that they are now on summer opening times until early September. They open at 9am and close at 10pm.

Also, there is a sign at the checkout saying that they will be closed all day this coming Monday (29 June 2015).

Four of us went to a 6pm showing of The Hole at El Ejido last night. It was part of the ongoing 37th edition of the theatre festival in El Ejido. It was very entertaining indeed.

The plan afterwards was to go to the paid for tapas restaurant on the same roundabout as the theatre. However when we came out of the theatre at just before 8:30pm the restaurant was closed and did not look like opening soon.

So we came back into Almerimar and had some food at Ostaria da Ralph. I had their burger main course for 10 euros and have to say it was great. It came in Italian bread rather than a burger bun. Rather than have chips with it I had some extra salad. There was so much food that I had to leave some of the bread and salad.

Everything else that the four of us ate there was very good as well.

All in all and excellent night out with friends.

I was cycling past the closed Parafarmacia on the corner of Porto Fino and spotted a sign saying that it was going to open again soon as a panadería.

I guess businesses are thinking of opening up now that the summer is not far away.