Galley Almerimar

I spotted on Facebook that the people who used to run Leo's are now up and running in what used to be Yachting Golf. The new name for the place is Galley.

Also, while down in the port recently I spotted that Chingon restaurant looks like it is closed now.

The restaurant merry-go-round continues.

I was in Mercadona today so I bought 5 litres of their "fresh milk". The use by date on it was 14 March 2019. Funnily enough that is the date that Mercadona re-opens after it closes this coming Saturday (23 February) at 3pm.

I understand that the fresh bread section of the shop is being relocated. I do not know what other changes might take place. I guess we will have to wait and see.

One of our readers Judi S has tipped me off that work is underway refurbishing the Yachting Golf restaurant. The rumour is that it is going to reopen again sometime in the not too distant future.

Judi mentioned who she thinks might be taking over the place. However I will not publish details here in case the rumour is not true.

Mercadona Closed Feb 19

I had to pop down to Mercadona this morning. While there I spotted that they have started work already. There are building already doing stuff outside and inside the shop. The sign above now confirms when it will be closed. From 3pm on Saturday 23 February at 3pm through to Wednesday 13 March 2019. The shop re-opens on Thursday 14 March.

I guess we will have to go up to El Ejido for our fresh milk for a few weeks.


Looks like Mercadona are planning on getting rid of plastic bags according to the article here on the Euro Weekly News site.

I wonder if this will be implemented here before or after Mercadona closes for a couple of weeks around the end of this month.

A little bird has told me that the Italian in the square might be knocking the wall through to La Caleta. To increase the capacity of the restaurant. Watch this space.....

A while ago I spotted a notice on the Almerimar Local Information Facebook page saying Mercadona was going to close for a while for refurbishment. It said they are going to close from 25 February to approximately 10 March.

While I was in Mercadona I asked about this at the checkout as there were no signs up in the shop. The lady serving me said they were closing from 23 February for around 2 weeks.

So it looks like they are definitely closing in late February and early March. However, as yet, I am not sure of the exact dates.

Just a quick reminder that Kings Day falls on Sunday 6 January this year.

I was in Mercadona yesterday and noticed that they have signs up saying that they are closed all day on Monday 7 January.

My guess is that the majority of other businesses in the area will probably be closed as well this coming Monday.

Porto Fino Building Work - 27 Dec 18

It looks like another one of the locals underneath Porto Fino might be opening for business. This photo is looking at Porto Fino from the main road with the nursery on the left and the tourist office (out of shot) on the right.

I understand that the new fish restaurant is now open in "the square" next to the Italian restaurant. As I was walking past it yesterday I think I saw that it is called Portofino (named after an Italian fishing village and holiday resort).

As yet, I have not eaten there so I cannot say much about it. Although I did have a bit of feedback a short while ago saying they were having some issues soon after it opened. Maybe things have settled down now.

There is a rumour doing the the rounds at the moment that the Mercadona in Almerimar might be moving in the next couple of years.

Apparently, Mercadona lease the property at their current location rather than own it themselves. The rumour is that the owners of the freehold (the urbanisation(s) of properties nearly) are unhappy with the overnight noise of deliveries and the difficulty parking near their urbanisation. Also, perhaps Mercadona would prefer to own their own premises.

So it sounds like there may be a plan being hatched for Mercadona to relocate to another place in Almerimar in the next couple of years. I guess we will have to wait and see.

After a bowls competition last Thursday we went to Osteria Da Ralph (the Italian restaurant close to MacGowans) for the prize giving dinner. (Well done to Jacqui, Alan and Steve for winning the St. Andrews competition.)

While we were there the waitress confirmed that they have taken over the lease on the restaurant on the corner next door to them. The plan is for it to open as a restaurant specialising in fish dishes. The opening is likely to be pretty soon. Perhaps as early as this coming week (first week in December 2018).

Apologies for not posting stuff recently. I have been very busy.

One piece of news for Calle Alcor locals is that D'Bar is closed for the next couple of weeks.


Optician - September 2018

I have been a bit busy with playing golf and watching the Ryder Cup. So I have not had chance to post this photo from last Thursday morning until now.

As you can see the opticians is now open in "the square". Also, a friend said they were opening on Sundays as well as during the week. However I am not sure whether this will be a long term arrangement.

All we need now is a post office and a fire station. Dream on.

New Jamon Shop 31 July 18

New Jamon Shop 31 July 18

New Launderette 31 July 18

I had to call in to the Fincal summer office to sign some checks this morning. If you want to know it is in the estate agents the other side of the parking area from Banco Popular.

Afterwards I had a quick look around Darsenas 2 and 3. As you can see there is a new launderette on the road between the Darsenas (not far from the chemist). Also, on Darsena 2 the jamon shop that opened up a while ago looks pretty impressive.

New Cake Shop - 24 July 18

Ice Cream Shop - 24 July 18

Thanks to one of our readers, Alan Shep, for these photos of new businesses.

The top photos are of a new cake and bread shop opened in the road behind Almadraba. The second photo is of the new ice cream shop that has opened not far from Alcor Properties in "the square".

La Tienda De Paco - 24 July 18

A while ago I mentioned that the old town hall office in Almerimar had reopened as a shop. Jacqui was out and about in town this morning and took the photo above.