Hi, I don't normally write on these forums for many reasons but after watching a conversation yesterday on here about new bars i felt i needed to post some support for all the new business owners.
In this current climate of uncertainty for Expats living and working in Spain, it is now more then even vital that the locals support new business's and old one alike. I wont mention any specify business in this post as I know that it is likely to get removed.
I heard yesterday from one local who said he couldn't be bothered going to the new bars because they will only close down in a few months anyway. New business will close quickly if locals do not support them, it is that simple. If you always only drink in once place and never give the new businesses a chance they will have only one option and that is to close.
A phrase I have heard over and over again is 'the locals are your bread and butter, the tourists are the bonus' but quite simply again, if the locals do not support new business enough then bread and butter will be the only thing they can afford !! .. The business that has been there 20 years wont miss you for one night if you try a new place, you never know you might just like it enough to come again but you will never know unless you try.
So today do something amazing, support a new business whether a bar or a hair salon or a restaurant etc, pop in and say hello, make the effort to find out where that new business is if the signs are not clear enough for you, make a new business feel welcome in this wonderful town before its too late.
Don't be that local who says 'see i told you so' without having first given them a chance to succeed.
Thank you for taking the time to read my post and have a great summer