One of the establishments that were closed down in the summer.

17-07-2017Michel's

Last summer, Calvia town hall closed down six establishments on Magalluf's calle Punta Ballena which were ostensibly operating with a bar or similar activity licence. Inspections confirmed that they were in fact brothels, and the six - Apple, Bar Kandi, Opps, Red Rooms, Bar Touch and Jagger's - were deemed to have been operating beyond the terms of their licences and were therefore ordered to be closed.

Following further inspections and investigation, another six establishments, all in Magalluf, are being closed down. One has in fact already been closed - Paradise Lost on the Avenida S'Olivera. The other five are shut for the winter, so notification of the processing of the closure order will be delayed until it can be served directly.

These establishments, as with the six which were closed in the summer, were suspected of being brothels because of the nature of publicity. Calvia police also interviewed clients, who confirmed the suspicions, while inspections of premises revealed that interiors had been altered so that rooms were for prostitution.

Last week, the town hall held a conference on prostitution, and it was announced that 28 out of 64 brothels in Majorca are in Calvia.

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Peter / Hace over 3 years

Please note that they haven't been closed for being brothels, - they've been closed for not having a licence....

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James / Hace over 3 years

Harvey, some of these are street level entrances on the Punta Ballena. The issue has been allowing criminality, in prime locations that are frequented by families. One of them is right at the top of the Punta Ballena, in the busiest part of the street. Brothels that work on turnover need prime locations. Excellent news that more of these CRIMINAL establishments are xlosed.

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Steve / Hace over 3 years

I know we will close 28 out of 64 brothels sweet baby Jesus.

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Harvey / Hace over 3 years

It is the Calvia Rates bill that needs to be addressed. Too high rates on underground cellars and units that are on the third row back, where there is limited footfall. Even if the unit is not rented (these type of units are hard to rent) the owner of these units still have to pay very high rates.

It is a known fact that a Unit - basement or an upstairs location, will struggle as a business.

This also needs to be addressed in Magaluf.

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A. / Hace over 3 years

@John Because Brothel's aren't illegal if you have the correct licence.

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John / Hace over 3 years

So why hasn't 28 brothels been closed down in Calvia ?

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S. / Hace over 3 years

Calvia has done a great deal of work trying to improve the reputation of Magaluf. Alas, prostitutes from Africa have worked illegally in this Urbanisation. Leading to muggings by their 'Pimp' controllers. It follows that the business/bar owners must have decided to join in with this sordid way of operation. Did the owners of these Locals know what they were being used about.? Or, were they quite happy to receive their extortionate rents?. I feel sorry for the Calvia Council , who have strived to improve Magaluf.

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