Almerimar

Just a reminder that Mercadona will be closed tomorrow, Saturday 28 February 2015 as it is Andalucía day.

After playing golf today I popped in and checked and it is open as normal again on Monday.

A while ago there was a notice on the restaurant next door to Pizza Guzzi saying it was opening on 13 February. As I walked past the restaurant earlier today there was still a lot of work going on. My guess it will still be a few more days before it opens.

The bar/restaurant merry go round continues....

What was Paraiso, between Pizza Guzzi and Leo's, is due to open this coming Friday, 13 February 2015, as a marisqueria.

I hope that the date is not a bad omen for this new business.

I happened to be walking around the corner from Mario's earlier today and I noticed a new business getting ready to open.

The Easily English "school" looks like it is opening shortly. The are using some of the vacant shop space between Mario's and El Tunel.

What was El Laurel then Fresh has re-opened in Darsena 1 as a new restaurant.

The Crivanser bar that was up the stairs behind Algarbe has moved. It has taken over from Boca 2 close to the entrance to the port area near the church.

Las Uvas is now open more frequently with a new person running it on lease from the owners.

Also Pizza Guzzi is closed until the beginning of February 2015 for holidays and some renovation.

Following the photos from Jacqui earlier in the week we understand that Carrefour opens its doors in what was the Copo centre today.

Copo/Carrefour - November 2014

Copo/Carrefour - November 2014

I was up in the Copo complex earlier today so I took a couple of photos of it while I was wandering round. As you can see it looks like it should open reasonably soon as Carrefour.

The road to Copo/Carrefour from Almerimar is still being worked on. Earlier in the week it was closed from Copo/Carrefour down to Almerimar. Now the other side is closed in part as well while resurfacing work continues. 

We should soon have smooth roads all the way from Calle Alcor up to Copo/Carrefour all being well. I wonder where the next improvements in Almerimar will occur.

I was feeling lazy last night and we had won fish and chips for 2 at La Plaza in the raffle at the recent Francis House golf competition.

It was the first time I had fish and chips there and it was very nice. As was the starter and the dessert courses.

We will probably be calling in again sometime soon to see Lee & Penny based on the food last night.

The other day I was told what someone believes to be the reason for the recent closure of the Yachting/Golf restaurant in Almerimar.

Apparently there were some problems with the electrical supply to the restaurant. There was a dispute between the owner and the leaseholder about who should pay for the repairs. For this reason the leaseholder decided to withdraw from renting the property.

I cannot say for certain that this is the reason. If it is it seems very much like El Segoviano a few years ago where there was a similar dispute about who should pay to fix a leaky roof.

It is sad to see a business close in Almerimar. We have certainly had a few good FGS events there over the years. Prize giving dinners for golf, prize giving for boule competitions etc.

I seem to remember it was one of the many venues in Almerimar where we saw Herbert and Mimi up on the dance floor. So I have some very warm memories of the place.

UPDATED - Corrected the year. Also Jules has told us it is All Saints day.

Just back from buying satsumas for Jacqui in Mercadona. While there I noticed that they are only open until lunchtime on Saturday 1 November 2014. Not bad really as it is a holiday here I think.

In the last day or two a number of people have told us that Copo is having a closing down sale.

I think the news is now even on a sign in Almerimar. Earlier today I drove past a sign in the street close to the Almerimar Golf hotel. I think it said Copo will be closing on 31 January 2015 and they are having a 50% reduction sale to get rid of stock.

The rumour is that Carrefour are moving in to replace Copo.

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Leo's, Almerimar

Just received this from Leo's......

This Friday the 5th September will will have the fantastic Janine here singing her heart out. Janine was here before earlier in the year as a part of soul emotion they were brilliant. She will be belting out everyone's favorite Motown favorites. Not to be missed.
Thanks Nina

 

Further to the earlier story here with the menu for the Indian restaurant behind the church on Darsena 1. We tried out the restaurant last night.

We were eating pretty early at around 9pm so it was quite quiet. It got a few more customers in by the time we left.

They do a set meal for around 11 euros but we chose some things off the menu. We had two types of kebab as starters (sheesh & shami). We then had a chicken shaslik, a chicken jalfrezi some mushroom rice and a peshwari nan. They also brought us two poppadoms with three types of sauce to go with them.

The place does not have much atmosphere so it is probably better to go there as a group rather than as a couple. It is very simple and not very posh. However it was clean and the service was efficient and friendly.

The food was pretty good and the price was reasonable. The peshwari nan was quite thin so was more like a coconut chapati. Apart from that everything was pretty much as you would expect for an Indian restaurant.

The bad news is that when I was chatting to the waiter he said it would probably close once the summer season is over. So if you want to try it out you may have to go there reasonably soon.

I forgot to ask whether they do takeaways but my guess is that they would if you asked for it.

Defontina & Uva

Defontina & Uva

Defontina & Uva

Defontina & Uva

Here are a few photos of the new business next door to Minimal.

The top image above if is from the invitations sent out for the opening party that took place last Monday evening.

From wandering around inside both the main building and the wooden side extension I think quite a bit of money has been spent on the place. It looks rather swish. I guess we will have to try it sometime.

We wish Defontina & Uva the best of luck for the future.

New Taberna and wine shop

The photo above is from a story we wrote in July 2014 about a new business opening.

I drove past the same building (next door to Minimal) earlier today and they are still not open. However they had a sign up saying that it is opening as a taberna and wine shop. Sounds interesting.

Leo's, Almerimar

Just received this from Matt.....

"Enjoying this wind today at least it is keeping the heat away.
Just wanted to let everyone know that we have karaoke with Paco on Monday night and live music from groovy Phil on next Friday the 8th August from 8pm. Can't believe its august already this year Is flying.

Best regards Matt"

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