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    To add, the beach facilities that appear to be affected are, I believe, expat owned. And the locally owned established beach shacks behind the cemetery, which are a long way from the referred zone, are not affected, based upon the local news story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisgreat View Post
    Sosua is next....
    They have been threatening to do that in Sousa for some time. Propose building one structure for all the different restaurants, like a fu**ing food court in a mall.
    I hope that day never comes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ju10prd View Post
    From what I read and posted earlier from Infos Diarios, it would appear that Mojitos is affected being in the zone mentioned. That would be a loss. It is a well set up establishment and probably the best sundowner place in LT.

    Unfortunately the beach is eroding all along that stretch and the idea of a sea wall probably makes sense from and environmental perspective. And they could also widen the very narrow road leading out to Portillo.

    We are not talking about beach shacks by the way and not Fishermans Village here. It is a LT local issue.
    Mojito was destroyed by Irma since the restaurant was practically sitting on the water.

    I love Mojitos too, the owners are very nice, and love the music they play (Funk and good house music).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Africaida View Post
    Mojito was destroyed by Irma since the restaurant was practically sitting on the water.

    I love Mojitos too, the owners are very nice, and love the music they play (Funk and good house music).

    Well I guess the other few and it is only a few in the referred area also suffered damage. So why the fuss if it was a long term objective of the town council.

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    Quote Originally Posted by william webster View Post
    Didn't they just build a new stretch of restaurants after a burnout ??

    Not these ones they're closing is it ??
    No. These are where the original fisherman's village stood and were re-built by the government after they burned a few years ago. The places they are talking about is on the other side of town.

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    Basically the whole stretch from Punta Poppy to the cemetery was cleared, by force.

    Some structures were unsafe, some were fine, but all were cleared. Things got a little interesting when they reached the taxi rank and I believe this is where some shots were exchanged. The taxi rank has since been relocated and is next to the cemetery.

    They stopped before the fishermans market in front of the cemetery.

    Following the 'clearing', there was a little bit of disturbance in town, but to be honest that was all cleared up by early evening.

    The other side of the beach (cemetery to Las Ballenas) seems untouched and by all accounts there are no plans to take action on this side. Pueblo Pescadores at the start of this stretch is owned by Tourism.

    There seems to be little reason to what happened unless the thought is that these businesses now restricted access at the beach. If that is the case, IMHO, then nobody is safe if a beach is eroding. The businesses impacted were built when there was plenty of beach in front of them and the erosion that has occurred is natural and not an effect of these businesses.

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    Aren't most of the businesses from the cemetery to Ballenas operated by the hotels along the beach behind them? Were those that were taken down on the other side of the beach operated by locals? No point here, just asking.

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    They were all associated with a hotel on the road side, yes. Except Mohitos I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRDreamer72 View Post
    They were all associated with a hotel on the road side, yes. Except Mohitos I think.
    I doubt it since Chez Sandro is not associated with any hotel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyexpat View Post
    They have been threatening to do that in Sousa for some time. Propose building one structure for all the different restaurants, like a fu**ing food court in a mall.
    I hope that day never comes!
    That thought literally sends chills up my spine ... Like if I were in a Coma, and came back and everything was all messed up..
    that is a Horrible Idea..
    What evil mind would even think this type of setup, is what People Fly to the Beaches of the DR for ??

    I want my feet in the sand, Presidente in a cup, and my Pescado Frito with tostones or Fries on a Plate and a little tomato and lettuce, brought to me... while i enjoy it and make crumbs all over my BELLY as I look at Sosua Bay with a smile on my face.. escaping work for a whole week.. if I am lucky.
    .. How freeking hard is that to understand ?
    If I want a sterilized Mall Food Court, i will stay my arse in New jersey.

    sorry for rant.

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