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La Bombonera in Old San Juan closing its doors

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La Bombonera in Old San Juan closing its doors

It's being reported in the local paper Vocero today that La Bombonera in Old San Juan will be closing its doors on Monday after 110 years of being in business. Here's the story http://www.vocero.com/cierra-la-bombonera/ (in Spanish)

If my bad Spanish serves me well, it looks like the "public area" is in one building, and the kitchen and restrooms are in another building, and the owner of the building that houses the kitchen doesn't want to renew the lease (he wants to renovate and sell). Apparently, La Bombonera was not able to negotiate favorable terms with the owner of the building, and they have decided to close instead of renovating their own space.

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1. Re: La Bombonera in Old San Juan closing its doors

Just saw that in Vocero - really sad

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2. Re: La Bombonera in Old San Juan closing its doors

I guess I have to make a visit during the rest of the week... will miss the mallorcas, rosquitas and the cocas mallorquinas during lent.

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3. Re: La Bombonera in Old San Juan closing its doors

I'm getting teary eyed over here. I love La Bombonera. It will be missed.

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4. Re: La Bombonera in Old San Juan closing its doors

Wow...can't believe something cannot be worked out. That place was mobbed everytime we went near it; however maybe the profit margin is not that good and owners are tired of running a business?

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Update ... NotiUno is now reporting that La Bombonera will be closed for 5 months while the kitchen and restrooms are relocated. Who knows? Guess we'll have to wait for the dust to settle ...

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6. Re: La Bombonera in Old San Juan closing its doors

That makes more sense...I would think that place is a "historical landmark" and would not just close that easily.

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10. Re: La Bombonera in Old San Juan closing its doors

As of today, It seems that the government is trying to help so it does not close. They say they will continue operating partialy (the bakery) . Let's see what happens in the next few days.