68 F
Monday, January 24, 2022

Teen party rocks the Peón Contreras; city shuts 2 downtown bars

Latest headlines

Untrained tour guides compete for tourist dollars in Chichén Itzá

Arguments between tour guides at Chichén Itzá have on rare occasions even resulted in fights and physical violence. Photo: Carlos Rosado...

Joya de Cerén — The Pompeii of the Americas

The volcano which stood less than one mile from Joya de Cerén, sent huge amounts of debris flying through the air. It ultimately buried the village under four to eight meters (13 to 26 feet) of ash and rock. 

A stunning 5,425 new COVID cases in a week

Residents make use of a hand-washing station installed in the Centro. Photo: Artur Widak / NurPhoto via Getty Images

Booster shots arrive for Mérida residents between 40-59

Booster shots for Mérida residents in their 40s and 50s arrived Friday. Photo: Courtesy A military plane with...
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox twice a week.

The Mayan Pub was shut down Saturday, as was another nightclub on the next block, for safety violations. Photo: Facebook

Mérida, Yucatán — In the middle of the noise conflict between neighbors and bars in the Centro Histórico, an unlikely place was the source of blaring electronic music.

The Teatro José Peón Contreras, home of the local symphony orchestra, rented its facilities for a private event held by several schools hosting a cheerleading tournament earlier in the day. However, from the top floor of the theater, electronic music and student screams could be heard a block away.

The person in charge of the theater commented Saturday that they were not aware that after the tournament, they would blast this kind of music. “Yes music is allowed but not of this type,” he told La Jornada Maya.

Guests of the event did not identify themselves, but insisted it was not a party despite the music and shouting. The doors of the theater remained locked to outsiders, including people investigating the uproar.

Also that night, personnel from the Directorate of the Interior closed two restaurant-bars on Calle 62, but not for making noise.

Pipiripau and the Mayan Pub were snared in a crackdown on safety regulations.

In the first establishment, between Calle 53 and Cale 55, the municipal unit detected that its internal public safety permit had expired Aug. 1, 2016, and they had not performed a necessary drill in more than six months.

Some risk points were also detected, among them inaccessible fire extinguishers, the lack of a specialized fire extinguisher for the kitchen, an emergency exit and signs marking emergency meeting points for guests and staff. Gas fixtures and pipes are not painted according to regulations.

The Mayan Pub, between 55 and 57, also had not performed drills in more than six months. Moreover, some of its fire extinguishers were inoperable and inaccessible, a safety code violation.

The pub, which offers live music, lacked emergency lights, safety signs and marked security zones. The pub was found to have inconsistencies in signage for its evacuation routes.

Among other irregularities, overloaded electrical contacts, the use of numerous extension cords and an abundance of flammable material such as wood and grease in the kitchen’s extraction hood were found.

Source: La Jornada Maya

- Advertisement -

Subscribe Now!

More articles

Marines to take over security at Mérida and Cancún airports

Mexico's Marines will be taking control of seven airports across the country, with  Mérida and Cancún among them. 

What to do if you find baby sea turtles on the beach

Most people realize that it is not a good idea to disturb nesting or baby turtles, but what should we do if one appears to be in peril or distress?

New Frontier Airlines route to connect Cancún with Houston

Citing an increase in demand, Frontier Airlines has announced a new flight between Houston and Cancún.

Yucatán’s muralism boom —  an explosion of color, tradition and meaning

Yucatán’s history of muralism famously dates all the way back to the elaborate frescoes of the ancient Maya.

Students at Mérida’s private Catholic Universities caught trading thousands of explicit photos of their classmates

Numerous students at Mérida’s Anáuac Mayab University are reportedly active in a “secret” chat group to trade intimate photos of classmates, as well as engage in cyberbullying. 

New benches at ancient archaeological site anger Izamal residents

Modern slab benches detract from an ancient ruin at Izamal, neighbors say. Photo: Courtesy Modern-looking benches installed at...

Being a good neighbor to Yucatán’s roof cats and street dogs

Illustration: Juan Pablo Quintal García Cats replaced people as my friends soon after quarantine 2020 began. 

What my rescue dogs taught me

I thought I knew a lot about dogs until I took in two rescues. I was wrong....

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.