71.6 F
Mérida
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
###

City shuts another night spot, citing safety violations

Latest headlines

Bus full of construction workers catches fire in Mérida’s north

A bus went up in flames just before 8 this morning in Mérida’s Francisco de Montejo neighborhood.

Mérida’s new surveillance center now has eyes on over 6,700 cameras

Yucatán's government has opened a new remote surveillance center to oversee the state's thousands of active security cameras. 

600 acres expropriated in Quintana Roo for new Mayan Train route

Mexico has seized 198 lots of land in Quintana Roo along phase 5 of the Mayan Train's path.

Omicron strain now dominant in Yucatán

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 now appears to be the most common form of the virus in Yucatán.
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox twice a week.

A third nightclub has been snared in Mérida’s safety crackdown. Photo: Diario de Yucatán.


Mérida, Yucatán — Another nightclub was shut down after city authorities said it was in violation of Municipal Civil Protection regulations.

Vidente, which is Spanish for “clairvoyant” and plays off that theme in its promotions, has featured music and dancing on Calle 64 and 43 since opening in January.

But the cantina lacked a kitchen fire extinguisher, alarms, emergency lights and other safety equipment, according to city officials. Also, gas lines were not painted as required.

A patron on social media complained that the club didn’t seem well-ventilated during a salsa party.

But another commenter, apparently there for her birthday, commended the cantina for its festive atmosphere and great music.

Last week, the city closed two clubs on Calle 62 for similar violations. Pipiripau and the Mayan Pub are closer to the main square and routinely pack in customers.

The city has come under recent pressure to crack down on loud nightclubs in residential neighborhoods, but city authorities have insisted that this recent campaign has nothing to do with noise.

With information from Diario de Yucatán

- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

Mérida slated to build nearly 100 new highrise towers

Housing and business developments in Mérida have historically been fairly “close to the ground,” but that seems to be changing.

Yucatán’s COVID hospitalizations begin to creep up

Over 3,000 new coronavirus infections were reported this week in Yucatán. On Sunday alone, 652 new cases were detected, and that's likely...

‘Angels’ spreads its wings to the Yucatán Country Club gallery

The "Angels" exhibit has expanded into the exclusive Yucatán Country Club gallery, on view by appointment. Photo: Courtesy

Yucatán wakes up to a cold and windy ‘Mukul’

Mark Callum, a Mérida resident originally from England, helped this Chevy's owner move a huge branch behind the Paseo de Montejo...

Mérida Fest to go forward despite COVID-19 surge

The Ayuntamiento has confirmed that in-person events scheduled for Mérida Fest 2022 will continue as planned.

Building in Yucatán to get even more expensive in 2022

Over the past several years, construction costs in Yucatán have risen sharply and all signs point to even higher prices in 2022..

Yucatán’s top 8 street junk food favorites

Walking through virtually any city or town in Yucatán a wide range of food vendors can be seen peddling goodies out of push carts, mobile stands, food trucks, and just about every other configuration you can think of.

Mexico prepares to begin human trials of its Patria COVID-19 vaccine

Federal health authorities are calling on adult volunteers to take part in human trials for Mexico's Patria COVID-19 vaccine. 

Yucatán back to tougher restrictions as COVID continues to skyrocket

Yucatán state health department numbers show a dramatic change in coronavirus data. Yucatán recorded 459 new coronavirus...

The new Mayan Train director says the project is 7 months behind schedule

Javier May Rodríguez, the Mayan Train’s recently appointed director, says the rail project is seven months behind schedule.