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potreroed


Apr 1, 2009, 12:06 PM
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Potrero Chico...End of an Era
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After a glorious five-year run, Tami's Cafe closed for the last time today.

We want to thank everyone who patronized the Cafe, whether you spent $ or had to wash dishes for your breakfast.

In the future Tami and I will be managing various properties offering camping, private rooms and private houses. You can send me a pm if you want to line something up for your next visit.

As far as the Potrero is concerned, the Platinum Age may be over but we're still in our Golden Age with new routes going in every year and room for thousands more. Come be a part of it.

Thanks again to all the friends we have made over the years!!!


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Apr 1, 2009, 12:36 PM
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WHY!!! ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Tami's was (next to actually climbing) was the best part of waking up..the only cup of joe around!

Best of luck on your new projects! Perhaps make a post once you know where you'll have a campsite etc.

Can't wait to see whats changed next year, but will remember to pack my own coffee now!


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Apr 1, 2009, 12:48 PM
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Ed, We will miss Tami's cafe.

Best of luck on your property management, will reach out to you prior to our trip next year.


dingus


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But will the cafe be open on April SECOND?

DMT


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dingus wrote:
But will the cafe be open on April SECOND?

DMT

It's not an April Fool's joke...they are really closing shop.


sonso45


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Totally sucks, best coffee and some memorable meals as well. Que lastima.


silentabe


Apr 1, 2009, 2:17 PM
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ah yes, as one of those who "had to wash dishes for their breakfast", Tami's was an awesome morning place to be, with the best(only) coffeee around- I'll definitely miss it--


doze


Apr 2, 2009, 11:29 AM
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Too bad. Breakfast burrito was the best start of the day. And those funny chalkbags and other stuff on the walls... I'll miss you


tedman


Apr 2, 2009, 11:34 AM
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awe, no more strawberries and cream pancakes:(


armsrforclimbing


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Did anyone else think after reading the title that this thread was in response to the looming drug war in Mexico?

I'm still going next year, but am having a considerably more difficult time explaining to friends and family that Mexico is still "safe." It was hard enough to get them to believe I drank the water, now there are Police Chiefs being executed in Monterrey.

Does anyone else feel like if you avoid that whole scene, then you are safe in Hidalgo?


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armsrforclimbing


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Oh, and best wishes Ed. You are a wealth of local knowledge. I hope your future endevours suceed.


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I definitely felt safe there... the drug war is a situational one that really only involves those in the drug trade or trying to stop it. They aren't running around blowing anyone on the street away...they're dealers after dealers after cops after dealers is what it is... the only real danger there for us is a) trying to buy drugs.... just don't do it... or b) getting a stray bullet in your head in case you have bad enough luck to be at the location of a shooting.

They aren't interested in us nor would they want that since they have enough scrutiny already.

Personally I feel 100% safe as a climber there, and wouldn't let any paranoia keep you off the mountain....

all this said, I'd like to know what the ratio of tourist deaths to endemic deaths are as a result of this war?

Plus who wants to come mess with climbers considering all the big hitting pipes!?

See ya there next year!


ninjaclimb


Nov 28, 2009, 7:33 AM
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So has anything filled the breakfast void in Potrero?


erick


Nov 28, 2009, 11:50 AM
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Frown no more bailey's and coffee to wake up to? sigh...

best of luck with your future endeavours. no doubt they will be successful.


enlightenme


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Was Tami's the place where the guidebooks (or stapled photocopied sheets lol) were purchased? If so, where would climbers go now for that?


potreroed


Nov 30, 2009, 9:41 AM
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Both Checo's and La Posada are now open for breakfast--Checo's has the better coffee.

You can buy guidebooks at La Posada or directly from me--just look for my blue-grey van.


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