Casa Morgan Controversy

ALM Casa MorganAlmuñécar Town Hall is putting Casa Morgan on its 6,300 plot up for sale in order to obtain funds to maintain roads and streets.

At present the house stands empty after serving as a ‘gastronomic museum’ (in reality a restaurant) some years ago.

The Town Council will declare the said property alienable in order to be able to sell it.

The property is valued at 1.1m euros and several companies have expressed interest in purchasing it and if things go to plan it could change hands in April or May this year.

The Councillor for Hacienda, Sr. Caballero, says that the building was in disuse and that it will best benefit Almuñécar as a source for funding work around town.

This property is not the only public asset that will be put up for sale; there is the old school house in Cotobro (a 151-sq/m plot with an 80-sq/m building on it) with a price tag of 84,245 euros. The other properties are mostly just pieces of land, the largest of which is some 300 sq/m.

However, another property is up for sale in the Pago de la Majada, which is a 133-sq/m cortijo on a 157-sq/m plot. Trouble is that the access lane belongs to somebody else.

Editorial comment: the case of Casa Morgan is somewhat shameful because many years ago a resident with that name left her house to the town of Almuñécar under the condition that its use be for children; a kindergarten, for example. She did not leave it in her will to be rented out as a restaurant, nor much less to be flogged off to pay for tarmacking. It is, in essence, a complete abuse of trust.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical Granada, Andalucia)

  3 comments for “Casa Morgan Controversy

  1. January 24, 2021 at 8:45 am

    Sir Tomm: Good point – I’ll put that to the Councillor for Citizen Safety, Francisco Robles and see what he says.

  2. Sir Tomm
    January 24, 2021 at 7:14 am

    Need to post thistle town hall is making life very difficult for the Friday vendors. To charge them over 130€ to setup in the parking lot with no shoppers other than the people of Almuñecar is ridiculous. These vendors are going to have no choice but to shutdown and go elsewhere to one other town. The tourists are gone for now, the virus is still here maybe the right thing here would be to show some appreciation and understanding and waive all fees until everyone is vaccinated and life gets back to normal. The Friday market is a big attraction and so we should want to see these vendors and newer vendors come to beautiful Almuñecar.

  3. Heather
    January 17, 2021 at 10:55 am

    So upsetting to read about this and in particular Casa Morgan. Is nothing sacred? I hope the deceased owner comes back to haunt those who have disregarded her last wishes.

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