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11yo Valencian boy saves tiny village pub from closure in viral video

BayRadio | October 21, 2020

An 11-year-old boy could be Vallanca’s (pop. 126) saviour after his viral video led 200 people to offer to take over its only pub.

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Ion Pesquera and his mother moved to Vallanca from Denia just weeks ago, before they both learned the village’s only bar would imminently close.

The pub also serves as a hotel, where tourists can also rent bicycles and ‘eat ice cream’, according to Ion’s now-viral video.

Ion’s mother recently bought a house in Vallanca after ‘falling in love’ with the mountainous village.

However, a few weekends ago, the bar’s owner said they had run it for many years and were about to let it close.

Ion was inspired to make a video, begging Twitter users to come to Vallanca and take over the bar.

The video has been watched over 400k times now and been a massive marketing success.

Vallanca’s mayor, Ruth Sánchez, said more than 200 offers have been made by prospective owners of the bar – the building is owned by the Town Hall, who rent it out for business.

“We hope to have a new owner soon,” she said.

Written by BayRadio

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