Oh, all a bit depressing! I'd heard that it was part of a wider Bodrum refurbishment scheme, widening the pavements and making it more of a cafe style environment.
I can't find anything 'official' on the web. If anyone does get sight of the official position/plans I would be very interested to see them.
Thanks for the replies,
Well it dose now ! Barlar sokak the marina and the yol into town mud and rubbish everywhere and Baros otel has been pulled downAllegedly the Mayor of Bodrum last summer went out on a yacht and took a look at Bodrum from the sea. He said it looked worse than Vietnam (war ?) and that he wants it to stop being an eyesore.
He wants it to look more like Paris (cafe scene ?)