if you ever find yourself in India, beware of the ‘Saturn’ people…black magic, spells cast on coins, knocking on your door like Jehovah’s Witnesses…sorry…a mind/slip/time travel…
Riki’s? padlocked for two nights running…Friday and Saturday night? the official version is that they were/are celebrating their 20th anniversary….usually those occasions are reasons to open the doors, and sell booze..been said that the building is stil for sale, with multiple owners and sizeable debts racked up that have to be cleared…and the license? murky..Fusion’s project next door still on hold…’inspectors’ and licenses…some confusion re Da Mayor and his staff…who knows? one would think(sic)that Alex and his Mom, who are experienced/juiced, would have an easier time of this…the vendors, waiting to occupy the rental spaces within, have gotta be pissing their pants…altho, it’s a very slow June and no sign that July is gonna be the be all/end-all for retail biz in town..that said, the newish Choco Museum across the street, is bringing in people..they rented the old persian rug/indian restaurant space plus the western wear space…lotta rooms…maybe, just maybe…it’s always a crap shoot in this burg..
and the newly opened fish market emporium across from the tanque verde on 7th calle? gonzo…or is it 6th calle? where are the f…king signs? it was a strange idea/wierd location…fish? what were they smoking/thinking?
dos Reilly’s doing an early all-Guatemalteco crowd, slamming beers…Lava/O’lot a steady stream…Sobremesa doing a table or two..this be fickle times for the food/beverage industry in town…not a lot of tourists other than the Christians…and some backpackers at el Gato Negro..not really Big Spenders…tomorrow? Dia del Padre…Father’s Day…thankfully, I’ve been spayed, so that’s not an issue..if you haven’t and you’re out tonight,sowing your wild oats…go to church in the morning and pray for crop failure.
and in the morning, off to an event I’ve long been waiting for…the races at the Cofino track on the way to Escuintla..gotta be some photo-ops. a little bit of a story or two..maybe some Gallo Girls or Bud Babes..