Saturday, April 18, 2015

Maria deceased

Maria of the landmark bar and sunset meeting spot Bar Maria (aka Bar las Jornadas and Casa Maria) in La Playa has died on Thursday afternoon. For many years she was the host and cook in the most popular bar in Valle Gran Rey and was loved by all who ever had the pleasure of meeting her. 

The bar was run by her son Pepe in recent years, but was closed just a couple of days before her death as the lease had ended. The future is uncertain as several family members now have inherited  the property and have so far not come to an agreement whether to sell or keep it in the family.  Anyway, Maria will be missed by all. R.I.P.


Grant Townroe said...

Grant Townroe It's 2 years since I was in Valle Gran Rey and Maria who was well into her 80's would be pottering about in front of Bar Maria...sweeping up and working from about 7.30 am. About 11ish the seagulls would appear from nowhere to be fed by her. A lovely lady... RIP Maria.x

martin said...

Fond memories

I stayed in the rooms upstairs at least twice a few years ago now
Sad if it stays closed