“Casino Las Flores” was the name of the hall built on the edge of the “El Seco” stream where the festivities were held, every week, of the residents of the Miramar neighborhood, Jardines Tapatíos and surroundings.
“They sold me the land, about six years ago, for 125 thousand pesos. We always believed that it was an ejido, we did not know that it was a federal zone”
At 10:00 in the morning, the farm that had begun to be built five years ago had already been intervened. Just last year they had installed the pool, which alone cost 100,000 pesos, said Georgina, one of the family members who started the business.
“They sold me the land, about six years ago, for 125 thousand pesos. They told me it was an ejido, some people who say they are ejidarias from Santa Ana. We always believed it was an ejido, we didn’t know it was a federal zone,” said the woman. as backhoe claws tore down the casino walls and debris was dumped into a dump truck.
“That’s where everything went, the sound, all the heritage. Sometimes we were left without eating to put him in and leave him well, ”said Georgina’s mother on her part.
The pool water ran downhill while Alejandra, a young neighbor from the neighborhood, remembered her 15-year celebration in the events room. The party was at the end of 2020, in November, he said that more than 300 people attended.
“The party was full, many friends of mine and my godparents came, my whole family. I had a great time, there was almost no room to dance for so many people; now she’s already gone ”said the young woman.
“That’s where everything went, the sound, all the heritage. Sometimes we were left without eating to put him in and leave him well”
“Almost every eight days there was a party, I had hardly thought of having my pool party there for my birthday because they had just put the pool in, but then it will no longer be possible,” said her friend, also named Alejandra.
This is one of the 70 buildings that have begun to be demolished after the determination of the National Water Commission (Conagua) considering that they were built irregularly in the federal zone.
According to local authorities, the intervention called “Secure Miramar” contemplates the demolition of the farms built on the banks of the stream from Calle Níquel to Crisantemoin order to safeguard the lives of the people who lived there in the face of the next storm, and avoid situations such as the one that occurred in the lower area of Miramar and surroundings in July of last year.