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Bars & Restaurants in Pollensa, Majorca Where to eat and drink. For great reviews and comments on bars, cafes and restaurants. Do give locations if possible.

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How did I miss this post! We too loved visiting here, how sad. Such a great place with safe space outside for children.
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I fear that there will be many casualties this year, i am struggling to keep my glass half full but talking to the locals is quite depressing, they are scared .
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Ok, i accept all of this, but...

In any restaurant that closes, the physical building will be there, as will the kitchen equipment, as will the cutlery, glasses, tables, chairs etc etc

There will also be a huge number of people looking to work as waiters, etc etc

The actual cost of reopening these places will not be huge.

So, as long as a little bit of capital can be found, it seems to me that they will eventually reopen.

Maybe with tables socially distanced, less staff, smaller menu, but it can be done.

It may take 2 to 3 years to get back to normality, but i don't think it's the permanent end of these places.

Am i mad? Thoughts?

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I think like you ChrisW. I would like to think that in the future things will be much more positive. Let’s hope that future is not too distant.
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Ok, i accept all of this, but...

In any restaurant that closes, the physical building will be there, as will the kitchen equipment, as will the cutlery, glasses, tables, chairs etc etc

There will also be a huge number of people looking to work as waiters, etc etc

The actual cost of reopening these places will not be huge.

So, as long as a little bit of capital can be found, it seems to me that they will eventually reopen.

Maybe with tables socially distanced, less staff, smaller menu, but it can be done.

It may take 2 to 3 years to get back to normality, but i don't think it's the permanent end of these places.

Am i mad? Thoughts?

C
Yes of course they will re-open eventually but for many people it's the staff that make them their favourites. Many of these may be forced to move off the island to find work, never to return.

So yes businesses will open again but it won't be the same.
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I agree with you Sparky - we have known many of the staff for over 20 years and some are good friends. we do worry for the future but lets hope some of our favourites survive. as soon as governments allow and airlines start flying we will be out to support local business - and to see our apartment again!
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To those of you that know my sense of humour, I blame my late wife. Since she died she seems to be taking PP with her.

On a serious note (Yes I do have them)
Running a restaurant on social distancing and making money is virtualy impossible.In the vast majority of cases the owner would be paying out of his own pocket to keep it going.

When places like Can Cuarassa go, you know you have serious problems.
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I hope that the local owners etc. can be resilient. We always try to support the smaller local independent operations. Most are family owned and operated, employing local staff. Not so concerned about the larger multi site operations, other than their staff. These operations have often outbid the smaller ones in the past over property rents etc.
I believe that it is the smaller independents that give the port its' character and make it attractive. The quirkiness they offer means that each visit presents a different experience, as opposed to much of a muchness of many others. We have too much of that in our towns and high streets here. Example, the large pub chains, fast food outlets etc.
Sorry if I have gone off on one but.....
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Just want to get on a flight as soon as possible to support as many of these great people and assets to PP (and Spain) as soon as I can
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Ikebana have just announced that they will not open this year .

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Dear friends, after trying everything possible and impossible to return to the activity, the sad situation created by COVID19, has forced us to decide closing down for good.
We have not been able to gather the necessary resources to be able to work calmly until this situation passes. Without planes, hotels, tourists, it is impossible to reach a point of stability to settle all financial commitments.
We think it has been very worthwhile to feed people, to create good memories in their minds, to have met so many wonderful people who have supported our dream.
We keep your infinite affection, and the definitive proof that when things are done with passion and love, the seeds of hard work grow and nurture each other's affection.
Thank you very much to all of you for having walked through our door, for having got a chance to us and for participating in our little project and dream.
You will be always in our hearts. See you soon somewhere else.
Ikebana will always be deeply in our memory and hearts and we wish the place many successes for the future.
Thank you so much.
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Just posted on FB by Stay/Can Cuarassa .

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Dearest customer,
We are very sad to inform you that we are not going to reopen Restaurant Can Cuarassa anymore.

I am over retirement age, and Roque (the manager) has been suffering severe knee problems lately and needless to say the COVID19 has accelerated the process of closing down.

After a hard and long deliberation, we have come to the decision of leaving it closed indefinitely and put it up for Sale.

It has not been an easy decision after nearly 24 years of devoted service to our customers and we are going to miss you very much.

We thank you all for accompanying us during this long and beautiful journey, and wish you and your families all the best.

You can find us at the Restaurant Stay in Port de Pollensa.

José María Gassó & Roque García Polo
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Ikebana have just announced that they will not open this year .
Ikebana is just around the corner from our apartment and is a real favourite. This is really sad. Can Cuarassa closing is sad too, but we might only go there once in a while, but Ikebana is a regular visit. Very sad
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Ikebana have just announced that they will not open this year .
Their statement reads more like a permanent closure.
Hope not, as it is one of our favourites too.
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Their statement reads more like a permanent closure.
Hope not, as it is one of our favourites too.
Maybe next year someone will take over the lease but sadly i can't see it happening this year .
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Are businesses/their employees getting any help from Government to survive ?

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