La Laguna mayor asks to extend hours of bars and restaurants until midnight
The mayor of La Laguna, Luis Yeray Gutiérrez, has officially requested today (Friday) to the Canary Islands Government that the opening hours of bars, restaurants and cafes be extended until midnight once the state of alarm ends on May 9th.
The mayor has told the regional Government that they need to review some of the measures "imminently" that will come into force as of next week, especially those that affect the hours of the hospitality industry, so that they can develop their activity until midnight, with a consequent extension of the curfew to the same time
“With adequate anti-Covid security measures, adequate control of capacity, and with a prior appointment mechanism taking customer details, the opening of a sector, which for more than a year has been suffering especially due the restrictions established by the state of alarm, could be expanded,” Gutiérrez added in a statement.
Gutiérrez has recently expressed, according to the city council, to representatives of the sector in the municipality his willingness to defend an initiative that the local government believes will have a "very positive" impact on the hospitality industry and the Canarian and La Laguna business fabric.
The mayor also recalled that the city of La Laguna has supported the sector with direct aid to small and medium-sized companies, has approved tax benefits, and has expanded terraces on public roads for bars or restaurants, a measure that even led to the closure to traffic on certain streets.