A section of the Malecon opens for shopping June 5 2020

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A section of the Malecon opens for shopping June 5 2020.  There are some reports saying that it will not be open until June 8, 2020. The president of the Puerto Vallara business Association, Fernando Pineda Trillo, announced a section of the walkway known as Malecon 2 (from Zaragoza street to the Cuale river) will be open for pedestrians to access the businesses along these areas of the Malecon. The president emphasized this is partial reopening of the Malecon, not a total reopening of it.  The reopening came in response to a letter addressed to the head of Muncipal Tourism, Ramón Gonzáles Lomelí, delivered by the governor Guadalupe Guerrero, wherein the business owners in this strip asked for the reopening so that local people can go to shop in their businesses. These businesses have been closed for more than 2 months, closing voluntarily 15 days before the offical Jalisco government mandate. Next week, a similar corridor will also be opened on the Malecon I, but not until the state government gives official permission. See the complete list of hotels reopening in Puerto Vallarta

This follows a joint agreement between the Puerto Vallarta city municipal government and some restaurants in the Malecon area, it was decided that a section of the Malecon open for restaurant clients only will be allowed starting Monday May 25, 2020. Guadalupe Guerrero Carvajal, president of the Commission of Tourism and Economic Development, reported that after a virtual conference meeting they determined to open access to the street only to restaurant clients, while the rest of the Malecon will continue to be closed until federal and state authorities allow the opening of public spaces.

On Friday officials from the different areas of the City Council met and made a tour of the area to define the feasibility of the area to open.  They defined an area from Calle 31 de Octubre to El Faro (The Lighthouse approximately at Galeana Street) about 8 blocks of the Malecon to be open. The restaurants located along this stretch of the malecon going south begins at McDonalds, includes El Dolce Vita, Paradise Burgers. See that full story here

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