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Clothing & Accessories SM Dumaguete City and Gaisano City Dumaguete Plan ?

Discussion in 'Businesses - Services - Products' started by reich31e, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. TheDude

    TheDude DI Forum Patron Highly Rated Poster

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    More malls, still won't be able to find anything. This place needs a good postal system and an Amazon. That's it. Close all other stores in the country.

    I could get a ticket to an "all the poo I want" shopping spree for a day and still come home with nothing at the end of the day. I have been here long enough that I wouldn't even bother. I would just head to the bar.
     
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  2. DaveD

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    Don't know how much they did in sales but they had one of the later types in Dau, Mabalacat in Pampanga (Central Luzon) and it had a large grocery store as it's anchor store in a very central location and the place was always busy. Lots of little shops several selling cellphones, accessories and repairs etc plus lots of little odds and ends/local crafts etc.. Plus ukay-ukay (second hand clothing) stuff and a liquor store that also sold baby formula(weird combination IMO). Couldn't imagine many of those stores doing 1million in sales other than the liquor and grocery stores???
     
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    No idea why expats get excited about malls. Way too much concrete already IMHO. I come to a tropical island for the beach and mountain biking g here.
    Suggestion to mall rats is to go to a bigger city. I for one loved Dumahurt the way it was a quaint charming town.
    If I wanted malls then I would live in cebu or any other big city. The amount if foreigners I see here spending all day on Robinsons is very sad. Enjoy the nature or.leave
     
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    More competition "should" lead to lower prices, a wider selection of products and more potential for some of those hard to find Western products to be found in Dumaguete. I've never seen someone get genuinely "excited" about plans/talks for a new mall coming to town though. I also didn't see one exclamation point or one word written in all caps (which both would indicate excitement to me) in this thread, just questions being asked and people answering those questions or giving their opinion on what they would like to see.

    Not everyone moved to Dumaguete for the nature. It had nothing to do with why I moved to here and I'm really not all that impressed with the "nature" I've seen so far. I'm sure this next one doesn't apply to everyone you see at the mall but there are probably quite a few expats here that have health conditions and can't take the heat and humidity (aka nature :wink:) and getting out to an air-conditioned mall or restaurant might be one of the few ways that they can get out of the house and socialize with friends during the day.

    Also, unless you are at the mall quite regularly and there all day yourself how would you know that the people there aren't doing the exact same thing you were doing.....which was probably shopping and then going home? :o o: I was at the mall yesterday sitting outside drinking a coffee and then got something to eat while my gf was grocery shopping; that's a once or twice a month thing for me but you certainly wouldn't have known that just by looking at me......and I certainly wouldn't have instantly deemed you as a "mall rat" just because you were there having a coffee, buying some cloths, grocery shopping or, god forbid, talking to someone you know. :jawdrop: You understand there are a lot of foreigners in Dumaguete correct? There are only so many places for us to buy stuff we need/want. Chances of seeing a bunch of foreigners at the only "real" mall in Dumaguete.....right before Christmas.....are pretty dang high. :biggrin:

    Well that's not very nice. I kinda like it here, I'd prefer to stay for a bit longer if you don't mind? :biggrin: I'm sure you will understand when someone comes back at you with an equally snide/rude comment and you will probably also understand it would be best to just let it slide and not turn this thread into a pissing contest. :wink: Merry Christmas.....and happy mall shopping to you.
     
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  5. Jack Peterson

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    Not sure if anyone has had a look at the building going up opposite the New Hospital in Subulan on the Highway but on the Board it says, Developed by SM/Makro Division. Makro develop Small Malls & Hypermarts which I believe this will be. SM now own Makro Philippines
    This should Dispel the Thread we had some time ago about LP Hypermart relocating. Not at all but a new Makro Hypermart. Supposedly near completion to open early 2016, ( Jan I was Told but..) I will believe it when the doors are open but.................we never know EH?
     
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    Well the average franchise for the Seven Eleven just opened in Dumaguete is 7 million and a monthly rental of 70.000 so yes the Filipino can easily afford the one million.
     
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    Sounds good. SM/Makro has stores in Luzon and they are almost exact duplicates of every SM Hypermart I have ever been in. Maybe we will get some hard to find foreign foods here and some competition for Robinson's supermarket? (Wishful thinking)
     
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    Robinson's has quite a bit of pull sadly. SM was planning an SM City in the Dumaguete area 3 years ago or so and had been working on the land. Robinson's bought out the city council to turn down the SM City project citing it would hurt a lot of local business's and add more crime. Lot of nonsense really but its how it goes here and I guess SM wasn't willing to pay more money in bribes to get the project passed. The truth is if any decent sized SM City opened that Robinson's Mall would go belly up as it offers so very little, huge space rental costs for a subpar market for most things, and 75%+ of the stores in Robinson's being owned by Robinson's.
     
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