With Monday came the opening of several bars and restaurants along the Costa Tropical, as well as inland Granada, of course – fines soon followed.
In Almuñécar alone around 30 establishments opened their terraces for business – some with just a little too much enthusiasm it seems because two were fined for lacking the necessary paperwork.
One was a restaurant that didn’t actually have a terrace licence, which was naughty. The other just went ahead and extended its terrace space without obtaining permission from the Town Hall to do so – naughty as well.
Yes, the Policía Local in Almuñécar were busy all Monday, checking that all the bars and restaurants that had opened their terraces for business had the paperwork and did not have an excess of humanity occupying them.
They were pleased to announce, however, that the general public had largely behaved well and hadn’t swamped the said terraces or caused problems.
Those establishments – there are two others with fines in the pipelines – that did get fined are looking at between 300 and 3,000 euros. I could just happen to mention that these amounts miraculously work out at exactly 50,000 and 500,000 pesetas but of course, you either already knew that or didn’t wish to.
Over in a more obedient Salobreña nobody was fined – the police did put a group of teenagers up against a wall and shot them for going out when they shouldn’t but they took it very well – just kidding!
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)