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    Quote Originally Posted by LindseyKaufman View Post
    As far as Sosua being dead, usually the month of August (for the 11 years I have lived here) were extremely slow. I cannot speak for Pedro Clisante, nor for the other projects and hotels around Sosua, but Infiniti Blu has been full of wealthy Dominicans and their families. It is great to see them all on the beach and in the pool enjoying their time together.

    I don't know most of them, but I do know one large group that was here renting several condos at IB and several places elsewhere. Although we have a beautiful beach here, they spent yesterday afternoon at Sosua Beach also.

    Next door, Gaansvorte was also busy, as noted by the cars parked and blocking entrance to the IB gate I used. The people I saw coming and going from there were Dominican.

    IB has a new restaurant owner. They told me that they intended just to do food delivery within Infiniti Blu. However, Hispaņola met with them and begged to include their residents, who want delivery of higher quality food - not fast food, pizza, or fried food.

    I think there is a growing demand for higher quality restaurants. I think the model of Sosua IS slowly changing. My own life will not be affected. I have no use for the Pedro Clisante activity, but I do not condemn it, either. I am just making a summary of my observations.

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    Another well thought out post by Lyndsey.

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    Ms Kaufman's post speaks to the 'upgrading' we talk about in another thread.

    A newer, better(?) level of food and drink and hotel may be in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavok View Post
    What specific plans and projects does the city of Sosua have for urban renewal?
    Here is the plan by the powers that be as I see it:

    Step one - reduce the presence (and reputation) of prostitution in Sosua as much as possible.
    Step two - To be determined.

    To be determined is likely to be this. Make the community more attractive for retirees/snowbirds so investments will be made to support family related tourism including adding a couple of AI hotels.

    As Lindsey said, I have not use for prostitution, nor do I condemn it. I merely call out what I see happening by the government. As Lindsey points out, wealthy Dominicans are already going to a couple of high end places where they are not in the middle of hooker central. The desire is to make Sosua more desirable in general to such people as well. Follow the money, it is not in the whore mongers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindseyKaufman View Post
    As far as Sosua being dead, usually the month of August (for the 11 years I have lived here) were extremely slow. I cannot speak for Pedro Clisante, nor for the other projects and hotels around Sosua, but Infiniti Blu has been full of wealthy Dominicans and their families. It is great to see them all on the beach and in the pool enjoying their time together.

    I don't know most of them, but I do know one large group that was here renting several condos at IB and several places elsewhere. Although we have a beautiful beach here, they spent yesterday afternoon at Sosua Beach also.

    Next door, Gaansvorte was also busy, as noted by the cars parked and blocking entrance to the IB gate I used. The people I saw coming and going from there were Dominican.

    IB has a new restaurant owner. They told me that they intended just to do food delivery within Infiniti Blu. However, Hispaņola met with them and begged to include their residents, who want delivery of higher quality food - not fast food, pizza, or fried food.


    I think there is a growing demand for higher quality restaurants. I think the model of Sosua IS slowly changing. My own life will not be affected. I have no use for the Pedro Clisante activity, but I do not condemn it, either. I am just making a summary of my observations.

    Lindsey
    As we know Lindsey, calm and reasonable!
    Your post should put to rest the notion, that Dominicans would not be caught dead in Sosua and would suffer extreme embarrassment if seen there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobo Tropical View Post
    Your post should put to rest the notion, that Dominicans would not be caught dead in Sosua and would suffer extreme embarrassment if seen there.
    Then why do 10,000 flock to Sosua during Semana Santa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobo Tropical View Post
    As we know Lindsey, calm and reasonable!
    Your post should put to rest the notion, that Dominicans would not be caught dead in Sosua and would suffer extreme embarrassment if seen there.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuillermoRamon View Post
    Then why do 10,000 flock to Sosua during Semana Santa?
    No, it does not. It does not speak to how middle and upper class Dominicans feel about Sosua in general. The actions of a few Dominicans during the bulk of the year do not speak for the many. Note that those Dominicans are going to the higher end places in Sosua like Infinity Blue and Ganesvoort.

    Having a Dominican family, I know very well what they think of Sosua and it is not good.

    During Semana Santa, bus loads of Dominicans go to the beaches throughout the country for a few days of debauchery. The vast majority are not upper or even middle class Dominicans riding in those 30 year old school buses to get drunk for a few days. Although they are members of the group of society who contributes far more during the year to the world's oldest profession than do the relatively few sex tourists who visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    During Semana Santa, bus loads of Dominicans go to the beaches throughout the country for a few days of debauchery. The vast majority are not upper or even middle class Dominicans riding in those 30 year old school buses to get drunk for a few days.

    There might be many in your scenario listed, but there are also many that arrive in Jeepetas from Santo Domingo that do not fit what you have described.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuillermoRamon View Post
    There might be many in your scenario listed, but there are also many that arrive in Jeepetas from Santo Domingo that do not fit what you have described.
    From my experience with Mr. AE's family, they do not go to Sosua in those jeepetas. They go to Las Terranas, Casa de Campo, Punta Cana, etc.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    From my experience with Mr. AE's family, they do not go to Sosua in those jeepetas. They go to Las Terranas, Casa de Campo, Punta Cana, etc.
    Take a walk through Sosua during Semana Santa sometime (not just the beach), I assure you there are many...

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    So what are the plans for Pedro Clisante? I drove down it yesterday and looks like a real eyesore with all the rubble on the pavement. It's hardly passable on foot, certainly not high heels (I'm guessing that part!)

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