BCM nightclub, which for now is closed. | Alejandro Sepulveda

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Calvià town hall yesterday ordered the “total closure”  of the world famous BCM nightclub in Magalluf due to irregularities detected by town hall inspectors. This is the second club belonging to Bartolome Cursach, who was imprisoned on 3 March, which has been closed. Palma town hall issued an order to close Tito’s on the Paseo Mallorca on health and safety grounds last week.

In a statement, Calvià explained that it has taken this decision following the review of the urban licences of the establishment, which has meant the revocation of the first occupancy licence corresponding to a major work file started in 2015.

The order states that the premises has incurred “a relevant omission of data, specifically with reference to cooling towers and other installations that, because they lack a licence, are illegal”. The town hall adds that this revocation is also related to the procedure in process of revision of the licence to open and operate BCM. Both procedures are being instructed by the town hall in the area of criminal proceedings being handled by court number 12 in Palma.

The judge who is handling the case, Manuel Penalva, has charged Cursach and the recently replaced director general of his group of companies, Tolo Sbert, with sixteen felonies for allegedly directing a plot to secure his dominance in the night-time entertainment sector with the assistance of police officers and municipal officials at Palma and Calvià town halls.

BCM, which only a few years ago was voted the second best night club in the world, has hosted many of the best DJs in the world and was due to open for the summer on 13 April, with the first live act scheduled for 22 April. However, it appears that until all the permits and licences are put in order and brought up to date, the club will remain closed.