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Jul 15, 2024

THE RENOVATION OF MESA BENITACHELL CONTINUES

Starting this week, we are resuming the construction of restaurant Mesa Benitachell with great enthusiasm. We expect this process to take about three months, after which we can immediately begin furnishing the interior. Fortunately, we already have all our...

Oct 2, 2023

MESA NEWSLETTER OCTOBER

Unfortunately, we have to wait a little bit more before we can continue with our renovation in Benitachell. We are still waiting for one permit but, as everyone knows, it all takes a bit longer here. During the summer period virtually nothing happens here in terms...

May 31, 2023

RENOVATION MESA MORAIRA

On Friday 26 May, an enjoyable farewell drink was organised for the outgoing owner Dian of Select restaurant. At 9 a.m. the next day, the first of what I think were eight friends enthusiastically tore down the building. Everything was torn down with abandon. The...

May 8, 2023

GREAT NEWS FROM MESA

As we reported in our previous post, in addition to Benitachell, we are now also involved in MESA Moraira. On 26th of May we hope to be able to close the doors there in order to start renovation work a few days later. The front of the property will be fitted with a...

MESA Moraira

Apr 20, 2023

MESA MORAIRA

You may have already heard the rumours, so we are pleased to confirm that we are indeed opening a MESA restaurant in Moraira, in addition to MESA Benitachell. This will be a collaboration with our neighbours from Brasserie Vivaldi, and will replace Select Moraira....

Mar 24, 2023

HAVE A BREAK

Unexpectedly, we have faced a nasty construction halt at our beautiful project restaurant MESA. This as a result of an action that should not have happened yet without permission. Foolish of course because now our planning is completely disrupted. But didn't Johan...

Mar 6, 2023

It comes down to flexibility

As the guests present at the Puinborrel were able to see, our contractor Manuel is in full swing with the renovation. You would think that this is going in the right direction, if it weren't for the fact that we are renovating in Spain. From the very beginning,...

Feb 15, 2023

It was, in one word, a fantastic afternoon

Sunday, February 12, we were finally able to throw our long awaited rubble party. A week before, our contractor Manuel from Trosset started the demolition of the old building so that we could have our party before it became a big ruin. Manuel had cleaned a nice...

MESA Bennebroek 1

Feb 6, 2023

MESA restaurant in the Netherlands

Finally our big renovation has begun. After first removing all the greenery, they have started to demolish the existing old former restaurant Rusty's. According to schedule, the completion date will be June 15. That means we can open around mid-July. Hopefully we...

Jan 5, 2023

LET THE WORK BEGIN

It has taken a while but the decision has been made. On 30th January the contractor will start the demolition of our old building, in it’s place our brand new restaurant will be built. There will be room for approximately 150 people in the restaurant, and about 50...

Dec 19, 2022

Our search for tables and chairs

We have recently been very busy choosing, amongst other things, suitable tables and chairs for our new venture. This involved having some made to scale in order to position them and determine how many we can place, based on the architect’s drawing. After a lot of...

Nov 14, 2022

The first step in our renovation

After a very hot summer, we are entering a new, more peaceful season. The holiday makers have left, whilst the temperature is still great during the daytime. A good time to concentrate on our renovation plans. All licenses have finally been submitted to the town...

Jul 15, 2024

THE RENOVATION OF MESA BENITACHELL CONTINUES

Starting this week, we are resuming the construction of restaurant Mesa Benitachell with great enthusiasm. We expect this process to take about three months, after which we can immediately begin furnishing the interior. Fortunately, we already have all our...

Oct 2, 2023

MESA NEWSLETTER OCTOBER

Unfortunately, we have to wait a little bit more before we can continue with our renovation in Benitachell. We are still waiting for one permit but, as everyone knows, it all takes a bit longer here. During the summer period virtually nothing happens here in terms...

May 31, 2023

RENOVATION MESA MORAIRA

On Friday 26 May, an enjoyable farewell drink was organised for the outgoing owner Dian of Select restaurant. At 9 a.m. the next day, the first of what I think were eight friends enthusiastically tore down the building. Everything was torn down with abandon. The...

May 8, 2023

GREAT NEWS FROM MESA

As we reported in our previous post, in addition to Benitachell, we are now also involved in MESA Moraira. On 26th of May we hope to be able to close the doors there in order to start renovation work a few days later. The front of the property will be fitted with a...

MESA Moraira

Apr 20, 2023

MESA MORAIRA

You may have already heard the rumours, so we are pleased to confirm that we are indeed opening a MESA restaurant in Moraira, in addition to MESA Benitachell. This will be a collaboration with our neighbours from Brasserie Vivaldi, and will replace Select Moraira....

Mar 24, 2023

HAVE A BREAK

Unexpectedly, we have faced a nasty construction halt at our beautiful project restaurant MESA. This as a result of an action that should not have happened yet without permission. Foolish of course because now our planning is completely disrupted. But didn't Johan...

Mar 6, 2023

It comes down to flexibility

As the guests present at the Puinborrel were able to see, our contractor Manuel is in full swing with the renovation. You would think that this is going in the right direction, if it weren't for the fact that we are renovating in Spain. From the very beginning,...

Feb 15, 2023

It was, in one word, a fantastic afternoon

Sunday, February 12, we were finally able to throw our long awaited rubble party. A week before, our contractor Manuel from Trosset started the demolition of the old building so that we could have our party before it became a big ruin. Manuel had cleaned a nice...

MESA Bennebroek 1

Feb 6, 2023

MESA restaurant in the Netherlands

Finally our big renovation has begun. After first removing all the greenery, they have started to demolish the existing old former restaurant Rusty's. According to schedule, the completion date will be June 15. That means we can open around mid-July. Hopefully we...

Jan 5, 2023

LET THE WORK BEGIN

It has taken a while but the decision has been made. On 30th January the contractor will start the demolition of our old building, in it’s place our brand new restaurant will be built. There will be room for approximately 150 people in the restaurant, and about 50...

Dec 19, 2022

Our search for tables and chairs

We have recently been very busy choosing, amongst other things, suitable tables and chairs for our new venture. This involved having some made to scale in order to position them and determine how many we can place, based on the architect’s drawing. After a lot of...

Nov 14, 2022

The first step in our renovation

After a very hot summer, we are entering a new, more peaceful season. The holiday makers have left, whilst the temperature is still great during the daytime. A good time to concentrate on our renovation plans. All licenses have finally been submitted to the town...

De locatie van Restaurant Mesa

Sep 19, 2022

The location of Restaurant MESA

Why we chose this particular location for Firstly, its at the foot of the Cumbre del Sol, meaning that anybody driving by cant help but notice us, hopefully curiosity will get the better of them and they’ll come and get to know us.

Aug 5, 2022

A first impression of MESA

Here in Spain, applying for permits is different to what we are used to. Last week we submitted a 124 page report to the Town hall. When this is approved, the application to renovate can finally start. Our aim is to start the demolition of the existing building at...