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Post by gringal on Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:04 pm

The infamous building on the Ajijic Malecon pier started, stopped, and remained in ???? since just recently. As of this morning, there were men standing around what appeared to be the open main door, and on the cement surround facing the park there is a large and skilled, colorful mural. There are painted words on the path leading out to the building.

Anyone know what's going on?

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Post by David on Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:13 pm

Men standing around sounds like street repair or sewer work.
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Post by slainte39 on Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:26 pm

They wouldn't say what was going on?
Maybe they weren't supposed to be there.......again.

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:36 pm

The mural on the lower wall has been there for a while (I think a few weeks). They redid some of the murals down at the skate park too. I didn't see anything painted on the walkway however there are letters dangling from the archway that say "Love and Thanks" and there are some palm fronds tied to the arch too. Looks like a religious thing. There was a couple of ratty looking guys out front (*maybe squatters??) but nobody inside it when I was down there 20 minutes ago.

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Post by gringal on Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:19 pm

So.....no clues yet. I was there around 9:30. Door to place was open; guys weren't particularly ratty looking.
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Post by slainte39 on Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:44 pm

Call the police if they are violating the work stoppage mandate.
(by no less than ratty looking guys)....... lol!

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Post by gringal on Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:33 pm

slainte39 wrote:Call the police if they are violating the work stoppage mandate.
(by no less than ratty looking guys)....... lol!

Tell you what: I'll let somebody do that who has a lot better evidence and a lot more thirst for law and order than I.
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Post by JayBear on Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:01 pm

Wouldn't it be nice if we actually had a lovely pier in Ajijic instead of an eyesore?

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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:26 pm

They should have let the guy finish his plan before they refused the license. He was fixing the walkway up quite nicely...........now of course it all remains only partially finished.

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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:39 am

This morning I noticed they have started painting it. There wasn't anyone there at 8:00am but the front left hand side has been painted pale yellow. Was this painted before and I never noticed it?

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Post by gringal on Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:27 am

CanuckBob wrote:This morning I noticed they have started painting it. There wasn't anyone there at 8:00am but the front left hand side has been painted pale yellow. Was this painted before and I never noticed it?

Don't think so.

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Post by CanuckBob on Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:53 am

Maybe they are just dolling it up for the Pueblo Magico inspectors who are here to inspect next March.

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Post by gringal on Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:57 am

CanuckBob wrote:Maybe they are just dolling it up for the Pueblo Magico inspectors who are here to inspect next March.
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Now THAT would be a delicious irony, eh? Shocked

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Post by gringal on Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:24 am

Update this morning around 9:30 (just before the deluge): Most of the west side of the building has now been painted a light yellow. Guy working at it on ladder.
Pueblo Magico!!! Rolling Eyes

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:43 am

gringal wrote:Update this morning around 9:30 (just before the deluge): Most of the west side of the building has now been painted a light yellow. Guy working at it on ladder.
Pueblo Magico!!! Rolling Eyes

Yeah. Just slap some yellow paint on that there eyesore and she'll be perfect, just like magico! Talk about lipstick on a pig. Rolling Eyes
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Post by gringal on Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:17 am

Lady Otter Latté wrote:
gringal wrote:Update this morning around 9:30 (just before the deluge): Most of the west side of the building has now been painted a light yellow. Guy working at it on ladder.
Pueblo Magico!!! Rolling Eyes

Yeah. Just slap some yellow paint on that there eyesore and she'll be perfect, just like magico! Talk about lipstick on a pig. Rolling Eyes

Ain't that the truth! It's never been a positive addition to the scenery, but when it was open, it at least gave some happy times to the patrons. A closed up eyesore has no excuse for existence. Evil or Very Mad

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Post by JayBear on Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:43 pm

Agree, Gringal! And YELLOW? Couldn't they have at least tried for sea blue with some artistic murals??? But what do we do? Join arms and sing "we shall overcome this blight some day"? OR "Don't it always seem to go...That you don't know what you've got til its gone...They paved paradise...And put up a parking lot…" Well, the parking lot was there already, but still....

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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:40 pm

Now, now....I think that structure has been there longer than most of us have been here. Hasn't it been there for 30 years or so?

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:54 pm

I had no problem with the structure until it was allowed to deteriorate. Then the partial "remodel" just finished it off. It needs more than some paint slapped on it now.
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Post by tonyburton on Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:58 pm

Bob, I think a closer estimate for that "building" would be 25 years, perhaps a year or two less. IMHO (and that of many, many others at the time) it should never have been allowed. It has certainly never looked anything other than an eyesore!

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Post by Trailrunner on Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:23 pm

And yet it remains!
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Post by suegarn on Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:00 pm

Maybe the powers that be are afraid that if they remove the building, idiots will treat it like a dragstrip, driving down the street, up onto the pier, and right into the lake! Like the saying goes...."Here, hold my beer and watch this!" drunk

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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:39 am

It looks like it will be finished getting it's paint job today. It is actually more tan than yellow. It looks better than it did IMO.

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Post by Seymour Sam on Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:58 pm

And now that it is solid masonry, and painted, much more rooted than the old wood building that fell into disrepair, maybe... what...maybe they'll open a bloody Chilis or some equally abominable chain. The current building does not not not fit in with our village. Can't imagine any pueblo mágico evaluator, saying oh this is so charming and historical. Sad.

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Post by Canada_Mike on Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:10 pm

It was certainly there in 1995. Used to have a sign that read, Sorry - we're open!
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