Staff of closed Costa Almeria venue Maui stage protest at Mojacar Town Hall

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CLAIM: Employees argue the council’s decision to close Maui’s doors was “unfair”. CREDIT: Euro Weekly News

STAFF of Mojacar venue Maui gathered at the local Town Hall on Tuesday to protest about what they claim is the “unfair and arbitrary” decision of the council to close the popular beachside establishment.

The local authority sealed Maui’s doors last month following a council resolution and the administration’s notification in January of the imposition of a €20,000 fine on the company behind Maui and stating that the establishment should not open for a period of 24 months due to a “serious violation” of the law on Public Spaces and Leisure Activities in Andalucia.

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The council maintains the venue was operating as a music bar without the right kind of licences.

The establishment’s legal representatives have reportedly lodged a contentious-administrative appeal with the Almeria courts to get the venue’s doors unsealed.


Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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