• Glenn Wilson
    Joanna: El Dzalbay, one of Merida’s popular bars, was shut down last week for playing music at a volume that exceeds the law. Reactions definitely came from two different mindsets.

    Some of Merida’s citizenry are saying that the Centro should not be zoned residential, and those who live there should either put up with the noise or move to the suburbs. They want the downtown core to be a vibrant venue with loud entertainment that can be enjoyed by all.

    The other camp reminds them that the Centro has always been a combination of residential and commercial. They claim they are not against bars and clubs; they agree that these add character to the Centro. But with regards to loud music, the law is clear and everyone should comply.

    It seems like there is little compromise from either side, but perhaps looking back a few years will help everyone to understand the evolution of entertainment in Merida’s Centro.

    Continue at Yucatán Expat Life: The Centro was designed for peaceful living, cantinas and all (via Changes In Our Lives: Anti-noise laws in Merida.) More #ChangesInOurLives.

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