BCM nightclub, which for now is closed.

01-03-2017Alejandro Sepulveda

Calvià town hall yesterday ordered the “total closure”  of the world famous BCM nightclub in Magalluf due to irregularities detected by town hall inspectors. This is the second club belonging to Bartolome Cursach, who was imprisoned on 3 March, which has been closed. Palma town hall issued an order to close Tito’s on the Paseo Mallorca on health and safety grounds last week.

In a statement, Calvià explained that it has taken this decision following the review of the urban licences of the establishment, which has meant the revocation of the first occupancy licence corresponding to a major work file started in 2015.

The order states that the premises has incurred “a relevant omission of data, specifically with reference to cooling towers and other installations that, because they lack a licence, are illegal”. The town hall adds that this revocation is also related to the procedure in process of revision of the licence to open and operate BCM. Both procedures are being instructed by the town hall in the area of criminal proceedings being handled by court number 12 in Palma.

The judge who is handling the case, Manuel Penalva, has charged Cursach and the recently replaced director general of his group of companies, Tolo Sbert, with sixteen felonies for allegedly directing a plot to secure his dominance in the night-time entertainment sector with the assistance of police officers and municipal officials at Palma and Calvià town halls.

BCM, which only a few years ago was voted the second best night club in the world, has hosted many of the best DJs in the world and was due to open for the summer on 13 April, with the first live act scheduled for 22 April. However, it appears that until all the permits and licences are put in order and brought up to date, the club will remain closed.

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Mr B / Hace 4 months

I hear the BCM complex will demolished shortly.

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Sara / Hace 4 months

My advice is, invest in property by buying now in Magaluf, still cheap flats to be had, with currently a great ROI (Return on Investment). The area is on the cusp of great change.

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Anthony kinsey / Hace 4 months

Calvia council are taking the area upmarket regardless, just look at the building work going on 5 star hotels etc . They don't want the youngsters there anymore ,that's pretty obvious ,they want the yachties and yuppies hence the talk of a marina being made at the top end of magalluf.There's always faliraki eh.life moves on.

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Steve Riches / Hace 4 months

There's no way you can condone what's referred to as the alleged "irregularities" at the club or of the owner BUT this club is a jewel in the crown of clubs and it'd be stupid to throw the baby out with the bathwater. It's clearly not a place where an old git like me would spend a night but for many younger people this is a main attraction for their visit to the island.

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Frank / Hace 4 months

What the original news story was that BCM's opening licence was withdrawn until several irregularities had been rectified. Building work was done two years ago without the inspections being completed, which is illegal of course. This means, having the finances available it could re-open by May 13 as oruginally planned by them.

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Andy Rawson / Hace 4 months

How can you close something that isn't yet open? And well done to the council for taking 27 years to make a decision...

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Scott Page / Hace 4 months

Gee and the team will have it sorted in a mater of days ;)

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Richard Pearson / Hace 4 months

According to the manager, it will open in a few days, after they have fixed the irregularities.

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Phil / Hace 4 months

Totally agree that premises and business should be legal and correct, but this is bad for the area, after saying that it does seem there is a LOT of history behind this not being fair on the competition, and that is what keeps everything up to better standards for employment and cliental satisfaction

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jeff cooper / Hace 4 months

don't these numpties in council realise the young people spend a lot of euros in Majorca and who are going to pay their wages when holiday makers stop coming to Majorca

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