Further to the article here from January 2016. At that time the dentist was saying that he was hoping to move into new premises in the summer of that year.

Last night Jacqui received a message from the dentist saying that their surgery has now relocated into the new premises. Just a little bit later than originally planned.

Last time I was round by Cajamar bank there was work continuing on El Bucanero. It had been closed for some time. I had a chat with the people there and they said that it should be open before Easter all being well.

Also, it appears that La Gaviota is being renamed La Cala. They have put up a new sign covering the old picture of a seagull on the wall. Work is continuing inside the place. The last I heard is that they were still trying to get a new opening licence confirmed by the council. I guess they are also hoping to be open in time to pick up some trade in the busy Easter season.

Dentist - 23 Feb18

Dentist 23 Feb 18

As you can see working is continuing on the new dentist surgery just up the road from the chemist. The windows are in and it looks like most of the internal rooms are close to being ready. They have now started painting inside and outside the place.

I wonder when the dentist will eventually decide to move here from close to Mercadona. I seem to remember him saying perhaps by the summer.

I happened to be passing La Gaviota earlier today. I noticed that there were people inside refurbishing the place. So I guess it will be opening again in the not too distant future.

New butchers number2 - Dec 17

New butchers number1 - Dec 17

New butchers number1 - Dec 17

I could not resist using a little cockney rhyming slang in the title.

Not that long ago the butchers behind the square looked to have closed down. Leaving us with only one butchers shop in Almerimar (the one near the El Espigon car park).

It now looks like we will soon have 3 butchers in town. As you can see from the photos above.

The top photo shows that the butchers that closed down looks to be re-opening. In addition there is a new butchers that has opened over the road from the Gaviota restaurant (on the edge of the square).

 El Espigon New Year's Eve Menu 2017/2018

As mentioned in an earlier article, I plan to advertise any Christmas and/or New Year's Eve menus I get sent. Here is the one for New Year at El Espigón.

Earlier this week I had a reader get in touch about Sunday opening of supermarkets in Almerimar.

Most people probably know that Mercadona is normally closed on Sundays. Apart from in the middle of summer.

Yesterday, on the way to playing golf, I checked out the small Coviran supermarket at the back of Porto Fino (behind the tourist office). I can confirm that this shop has opening hours of 10am to 2pm on Sundays.

We are now getting to the time of year where bars and restaurants are having a bit of a rest or doing some renovations.

Jacqui has just mentioned that La Plaza has re-opened. They had been closed while they merged with the building next door. I guess to give them more space indoors and outdoors. Plus a bigger kitchen area.

In other bar news, I think D´Bar is taking a break in November. Plus Los Sabores is closing for a couple of weeks to do some building work.

Also, only around 18 months late, I have found that the Asador is looking nice inside and outside. We ate there a week or two ago and were impressed with the larger indoor and outdoor space created some time ago.

I have just been to Mercadona to pick up a few bits and pieces. While there I spotted notices saying that the shop will be closed on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

This is because 1 November is a national holiday as it is All Saints Day.

Gabriel from the tourist office has been in touch with the following information:

"Just a quick line to let you know that the COPO cinemas are back to business after refurbishment. There is some good news for expats and tourists who miss the experience of watching movies on a big screen. For people who do not speak Spanish the management has confirmed that there will be projections in English. There are no dates for yet. However the option is available in the other cinemas of the franchise.

More info here:"

Dentist - 19 September 17

Jacqui had to go to the chemist this morning. On the way there she took a picture of the progress on the new dentist surgery. This is 1 week later than the earlier photo below.

Things look like they are moving along nicely.

Dentist - 12 September 2017



Ages ago I reported that there were plans for the dentist in Almerimar to relocate his surgery.

For some time there has been a sign up advertising the new location. This new surgery is to be over the road from the back of where Yachting Golf restaurant used to be.

As you can see from the photo above from yesterday work has now started on the construction of the new surgery.

I was shopping in Mercadona this morning and spotted a sign at the till advertising summer Sunday opening hours. The shop is open from 9am until 3pm every Sunday up until the klast Sunday in August.

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