The hispteresque corner bar, on Calle 53 and 64 in the Centro, on Sunday sported bright red “suspendida” stickers accented with bright red tape.
Live music is a mainstay at El Dzalbay, whether it’s open-mic night, jazz or rock.
City inspectors arrived Saturday to verify a neighbor’s complaint, and confirmed that noise levels exceeded 83 decibels. Maximum decibel of 55 in residential areas are allowed from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and 50 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.; in the industrial and commercial zone it is 68 and 65 decibels respectively.
Dzalbay’s neighborhood is filled with families and retirees.
Fines range between 2,500 and 2 million pesos. A Por Esto article did not disclose if the cantina was forced to pay a levy.
Across town, the shuttered Casa Dominga, whose owners created a loud bar and food court out of an old mansion on Calle 47 in Santa Ana, has ditched its “for rent” sign and a new sign reading “Macarena Camarena” has been erected.