The work at the plaza – which stopped yet again! – has now re-started. This follows upon representation being made by local merchants and residents in the local press and social media. The team of 10 workers – far from the reported initial flury of activity – are now proceeding at a more resigned pace. Manny Venegas, President of the Committee of Works explained: “The company re-started on their own budget, that’s why it’s so slow.”
Remember, this work started on 11 December 2013 with a sheduled finish date of 23 January 2014. They are now digging up right outside the length of Restaurant Miguel Angel which overlooks the construction site – for the second time. According to Sr Miguel Angel, this is apparently to bury power and telephone cables. It has adversely affected his business and he said: “I just want for this to be finished.” The latest target, according to him, is “before Easter”. Just a few weeks away before the crowds come, does he think they will make the deadline? He gave the Mexican shrug.