New campaign to regularize bars and nightclubs
By Jade Arroyo
The municipal government has begun a campaign to regularize commercial establishments such as bars, restaurants and nightclubs. This initiative came from the desire to increase security in town by making sure that these types of businesses adhere to the law so San Miguel is safer for tourists and locals. Two of the government’s goals are to ascertain that these establishments to have all their paperwork up to date and that they do not sell adulterated alcohol. The initiative was discussed by Mayor Mauricio Trejo and local entrepreneurs, private investors, and representatives of the commercial and tourism sectors and civic associations at a meeting held at the Rosewood hotel on April 8.
Those in charge of the meeting said that the laws are clear and specific, and measures will be taken against those who present opposition and do not want to regularize their businesses. Representatives of CANIRAC (National Chamber of Restaurant Industry) were asked to invite the organization’s members to regularize their businesses and to inform the owners of bars and nightclubs that they must follow legally defined safety measures to avoid repercussions.