Jump to content
Chapala.com Webboard

Recommended Posts

I keep hearing this rumor that there is going to be a Sam's Club built where the nursery is now, on the NW corner of the Libremiento/Carretera intersection.  

Apparently the property has been sold but I can't imagine Sam's Club coming to a low population out of town area like this.  Seems completely out of character with where I've seen their other stores and WalMart didn't even see the need for a full size store here.

Two questions:  Has the property in fact been sold?

Is something big coming there?

Has anyone heard more from credible sources about this?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No idea if its true or not, but what fun the speculation eh? It would be good for the area to attract businesses like these, and others like them, if only to improve the tax base and for employment ops. Is it possible that Sam's/Walmart would do this? Well, it fits their MO. They opened a scaled down store in Iguala Guerrero with considerable success servicing a catchment area of about 200,000 people. I am not sure Greater Riberas fits that demographic but we are probably close. Sam's Iguala branch was opened shortly after Iguala got their first modern day grocery store, La Bodega. At the time everyone was scoffing that the town would even be able to support a store like La Bodega. Well, ten years on and both La Bodega and Sam's are doing extremely well and a Mega Commercial has arrived alongside a very modern shopping mall that includes a Macdonald's. All doing well. The improved services have attracted a lot of new services to Iguala and you now see car dealerships and others hallmarks of a growiing city popping up everywhere (Yes Starbucks is there). Walmarts presence in our area bears the same MO so I suppose it it could happen here too....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest bennie2

expect all the nurseries to dissppaer. i was surprised this one lasted as long as it did. i dont care about attracting what ever to the area. dont know what a sams club is but from what MC wrote, its another ugly useless warehouse.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes it is a warehouse type store, designed to compete with Costco.  Not at the same level of quality of both goods and employees IMO.

Had a friend who worked for a while at the local WalMart.  The pay there is truly dismal.

I'm assuming you are referring to the Bodega Aurrera, also owned by WalMart.  There's one in Jocotepec. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

According to the manager of the nursery, the property has been sold, They will start having sales to sell all the stock..She did not know who is going to build on the lot...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good info, thanks.  If you find out, let us know when the sales are going to start.

Hate to see that entire intersection solid commercial on all sides. No surprise though.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest bennie2

MC, dont know what this "bodega" warehouse is either. (joco is not near by). there was some land which was purchased around 10 or so years back, centro. it was a corn or vegetable field. the rumor (realestate agent) was that it was going to be a burger king. the lot still is empty. it became dirty & ugly & full of garbage now its cleaned up & looks ok. who knows what will happen later. its my feeling that there wont even be a la floresta in the future. it may be a stadium, a mall w/apartmemt houses, parking lots. if you know what guad looked like 50 plus years ago, you can see what they will do. the plan for this area was in place more than 15 years. amusment parks were coming all along the lake, but it was blocked. (they expected 10,000 visitors on weekends). sorry i didnt save the artical. back to walmart: if an experience is so repulsive (IMO) then it should be a real discount outlet like they had way back in the 50s or 60s. people went into some badly lit depressing place to get closeouts & overstocks. walmart prices are the same or higher than the small stores. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sam's Club is one thing, not my thing, but some folks like it. I would hate to see a string of fast food joints go in like Micky Ds, Burger King, all that stuff. Yuck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agree but unfortunately the Tapatios really seem to like those places.  The U.S. franchises are popping up like mushrooms in GDL.

Hate to see the nursery go, it was the only green and inviting thing left at that intersection.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First of all I don't know but, you need a large demographics to support this type of store. I do not see it happening here. I probably spend more than a thousand dollars a month in Costco and Sam's. I also use the local stores in Jocotepec also. We'll see. I just want a Taco Bell for real tacos.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, vetteforron said:

First of all I don't know but, you need a large demographics to support this type of store. I do not see it happening here. I probably spend more than a thousand dollars a month in Costco and Sam's. I also use the local stores in Jocotepec also. We'll see. I just want a Taco Bell for real tacos.  

 

 

Mexican People Try Taco Bell

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wish they would put a Starbucks here.  While they're at it how about a Burger King or Micky d's.  Of course I jest, but it's only a matter of time, we all know that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With the congestion at that intersection, I can't image city planners would allow a high traffic enterprise to build there.  Otherwise, where would they build the runaway ramp?  Oh wait, this is Chapala municipio!!  No planning . . .

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, sm1mex said:

A Dairy Queen would clean up here.  Gringos and Mexicans love ice cream and love those blizzards !

You are correct,  I was I Guad in a shopping Ctr on Revolucion, and in the Food Court the only place doing business was DQ, with a long line, which I joined and waited for my Blizzard ... 70 pesos is not a cheap item for Mexicans

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always thought that entering and exiting Walmart was dangerous and extremely poorly designed.  Why didn't they make the entrance into Walmart right at the intersection, so when you are coming down the libramiento, you would just drive straight across the intersection and straight into Walmart.  The carretera is in serious need of a center turning lane.  And the idea of a lateral road may have been great years ago when there was very little traffic, but now that the area is getting all built up, for the safety of everyone on the roads here, somethings need to change and be greatly modified.  They need to hire some engineers from Guadalajara who are specialized in urban planning, because the local urban planners, if they exist, need some serious help and advice.  

Since, Mexico is hell-bent on Americanizing everything, why not do it right, the first time around, of course.  Build a medium sized American style strip mall facing the Centro Laguna (not Walmart, not enough space), make Mega the central attraction and have additionally up to ten or so medium sized stores like petco, michaels, radio shack, you name it.  Put a restaurant on the corner opposite black coffee by the intersection, but please no Mcdonalds or any American fast food chains, but a Mexican chain like a VIPS, Sanbornes, or something of the like.  Make the parking lot big and spacious with lots of trees and gardens for beautification purposes.  So, folks, how does that sound?  They are going to Americanize it anyways, so they should at least do it right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, dichosalocura said:

, but please no Mcdonalds or any American fast food chains, but a Mexican chain like a VIPS, Sanbornes, or something of the like.  Make the parking lot big and spacious with lots of trees and gardens for beautification purposes.  So, folks, how does that sound?  They are going to Americanize it anyways, so they should at least do it right.

Have you ever eaten at a VIPS or Sanbornes?  :unsure:

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Lulugirl said:

Have you ever eaten at a VIPS or Sanbornes?  :unsure:

Yes I have, and thought the food to be better than what is available at McDonalds.  How about a Trips, something local?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm with Lulugirl on those two places. Yikes. VIPS was my introduction to the hamburgreasa, perhaps the most vile thing in the world.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I guess with my family living down here, everytime we will go out to eat with the kids, if there is a Mcdonalds, they will beg to eat there everytime.  I remember living in Venezuela, we had Tropi Burger and the Arturo's Fried Chicken franchise, are there any really good Mexican equivalent chains other than pollo feliz around here that would make the surrounding environment look less Americanized?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Lulugirl said:

Have you ever eaten at a VIPS or Sanbornes?  :unsure:

Many times and the steaks, breakfast, etc.,  are  consistently good everywhere we have eaten. As we travel often, we probably east at a Vips at least 40 times a year, so we do have a LOT of good experiences. Service is excellent, but you tell the waitress exactly how you want things prepared and what you expect from her, and she will gladly comply.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...