Thursday, January 30, 2014

Proposed Dutch Coffeeshop closures

The municipality announced today the distance criterion for coffeeshops to introduce gradually. Among the first things that must close by July 1, 2014, include The Grasshopper and Homegrown Fantasy. The Bulldog on Leidseplein in 2016 to close.

 Thus, the list of 31 coffee shops, owned by AT5. The two cases on the Nieuwezijdsvoorburgwal are according to the municipality within sight of a school. Their tolerance statement expires therefore by July 1, 2014, thus ending exercise. Other cases by July 1, 2014 to see their tolerance statement expired: Golden Bean (Da Costa Street), Ocean (Dusartstraat), Betty Boop (Nieuwezijdskolk), Quay (Stadionkade), The Power (Wibautstraat), Ben (Kolksteeg) Magic (Herengracht) and The Wow Shop (Spaarndammerdijk).

As of January 1, 2015 The shops Abraxas (Spuistraat) Anyday (Short Kolksteeg), The Energy Shop (Spuistraat) and Biba (Hazen Street) have another year. Because they are within 150 meters of a school, is the tolerance statement from 1 January 2015 to expire. As of January 1, 2016 Then there is a larger group of shops located between 150 and 250 meters from a school are, they may sell weed to January 1, 2016.

Those are Crown Three (Rietwijkerstraat), Space Mountain (Dusartstraat), High Time (Jan van Galenstraat) Resin (Hekelveld), Lucifera (Frederik Hendrikstraat), Mediterranee (Spuistraat), The Rookies Bar (Short Leidsedwarsstraat), Utopia (Nieuwezijds voorburgwal), The Grail (Albert Cuypstraat), Get Down to It (Short Leidsedwarsstraat) Mellow Yellow (Vijzelgracht, The Bulldog (Leidseplein), Today (Dusartstraat), Crown Two (Old Bridge Steef, Pit (Oudebrugsteeg), El Guapo ( New Neuve) and Little (Vijzelgracht).

 In 2014 already limited open All 31 coffee shops that are within the distance criterion, are limited open by January 1, 2014. These coffee shops may be open on weekdays from 18.00 to 01.00, so they are not open when young people are at school. The restriction does not apply during holidays and weekends.

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