Petition to save 'iconic' restaurant

Post date: 14/02/2016

Several IBMT supporters are urging fellow members to sign an online peition urging the rightwing town council of Tarbena, near Alicante, to reverse its decision to close the Casa Pinet restauarant.

The restaurant is decorated with memorabilia of the Spanish Republic and is a popular stopover for Republican and International Brigade supporters.

Its address is Carrer Sant Miquel, 1, 03518 Tàrbena, Alicante, Spain.

Among those backing the petiton campaign are Alicante-based Lorraine Hardy, Secretary of the Labour International Coordinating Committee.

Another is John Othick, who writes: “Please help us by passing on this info to anyone who might have an interest. Pinet’s is iconic, particularly for those of us living in Spain. It was at Pinet’s a few years ago that we had the privilege of meeting Jack Jones (and son Mick) when we were there for our annual May Day celebration. Jack was then on his way to the Ebro. Jack, whose photograph has ever since then hung on the crowded walls of Pinet’s, obviously enjoyed the welcome he had at Pinet’s and would no doubt lend his support to our campaign to keep the place open. There is nothing the right would like better than to see Pinet's closed.”

John Haywood adds: “Casa Pinet is a wonderful restaurant in Taberna, Spain, run by the son of a Republican veteran and doubles up as a free museum full of civil war memorabilia.”

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