The group Cafe Teatro who own several places on Madeira, and also the beach club on Porto Santo, may stop all investment on the island.
The group is blaming the Câmara who subsidise the francesinhas festival for taking things to far and not playing fair.
The festival has gone on now for a month and half, taking business away from them, who support the island all year round, not just the 3 months of summer. They now feel they have no choice but to pull out of the island where they employ 12 staff.
This island has just had its worst winter, and now with summer here, where they could normally make enough to keep going through the year, the Câmara are stopping this from happening, if the festival went on for a weekend or even a week that’s fair enough, but 6 weeks is taking it to far.