JUST seven hours after opening to the public, the €80 million Muelle Uno – or Pier One – commercial area at Malaga Port was closed by the city hall.
Works are ongoing and the city hall believes that it is not safe for customers to be in the area, plus, the council announced in an official statement, the Muelle Uno facilities did not have its opening or first activity licences.
Once reopened Muelle Uno will include clothing stores such as Mango, Adolfo Domínguez, or Tommy Hilfiger, among others, as well as a variety of restaurants and cafés. There is also a children’s play park, a toy shop and kindergarten.
On Monday night, the mayor, Francisco de la Torre, and several local councillors attended the reception prior to the inauguration planned for Tuesday at 1pm which was later cancelled.
The Urban Development department has banned the complex from opening, but has suggested the possibility of granted licences in phases, so that the areas where work is completed can be opened to the public.
However, the car parks, some communal areas, stairs and lifts are not yet finished and in some areas, the floor is not tiled. The Muelle Uno complex has been delayed several times.
The 56,000m2 area, of which 14,000m2 will be for commercial and leisure facilities, is hoped to become a second Calle Larios.