New Street Rules

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, December 08, 2018, 10:42 (222 days ago) @ HolyMole

If you want to go to bed early and get up early, fine. Why live downtown? Go to the 'burbs! Or move to a sleepy town and be happy. Tourism is the lifeblood of Zihua. Get a life!

Wow. That was simply rude. This is where my wife's family built their home when they were also building this community, like many of my neighbors. YOU don't get to tell US where to live.

Tourism may be our life blood, but as I already mentioned, it doesn't define us or our community. So if YOU want to go to an alcoholic's party paradise I respectfully suggest you visit some other place. We don't wish to be the place you appear to be seeking.

This thread has strayed 'way into left field. No poster has suggested favouring "an alcoholic's party paradise", or "the party life", or drink-all-night carousing. In fact, if I know several of these posters, they're rather reserved folks who are usually home by 10:00.....at the latest.
Although I'm not yet there to see for myself, the complaint seems to be that by "cleaning up" the pedestrian walkways, much of the ambience has been sacrificed. That, and the uneven application of the rules regarding who can have outside tables, and where.

Strayed? Jim just told all of Zihuatanejo's downtown residents to MOVE if we don't like folks drinking in our streets. You'll just have to excuse me for saying that is an extremely rude thing to do. Even when I lived here 44 years ago drinking in public was frowned upon if not illegal. Part of the local culture and its mores. The cops used to arrest folks for drinking in public, but because we allowed some leniency look where it's taken us. The recent application of city policy reflects a strong desire by downtown residents and merchants to reverse the tendency of recent years that have seen our neighborhood becoming an open-air cantina.

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