Blue Mall SD Expansion

JD Jones

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Yup 1st floor next to Zara.
The first one was in Blue Mall. I was the reason they lasted as long as they did.

There was also one in Acropolis on the 3rd floor.

I think they'll be back one day.
 
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MiamiDRGuy

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The first one was in Blue Mall. I was the reason they lasted as long as they did.

There was also one in Acropolis on the 3rd floor.

I think they'll be back one day.
I rememebr first was Blue Mall then Agora then Acropolis then Sambil then all closed at once years later. The Punta Cana airport still exist because its money maker there.
 
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Auryn

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I like the space in Agora the best, and it’s great for what is offered. The new little Miniso stores are fantastic because they’re cheap like the Chinese stores around the island but clean and they stock better quality items. For clothing there’s variety as well in both prices and quality.
I can spend hours in Casa Cuesta.

The food court layout seats a lot of people but even so, it’s still very cramped on weekends after about 11am. Not that it’s really avoidable.

Sambil has a strange layout. I took my kids to the aquarium and it was barely worth it with many empty tanks.
Acropolis is like a crypt. Even Blue Mall can feel a bit claustrophobic and there’s not really anything in there for a practical budget anymore. Berschka and I believe Oysho are both only at Agora now.

I’ve never been inside Galería 360 or Downtown Center.
 
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Galeria 360 for me. Mainly just for the walk and a quick bite to eat. 95% of my shopping is now online as it seems, that even with the vast stock many stores have, as usual, they never have what you are looking for! Leave the car parked and walk over to Ikea.
As for Sambil, just trying to get into the place is enough to pass it by.
 

JD Jones

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Sambil has 3-4 entrances, the problem is the parking itself. It's like someone who does crossword puzzles designed it.
I've been there over a dozen times and the last few times I used the valet parking because the maze is so confusing.
Valet is much easier.
 

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The first Dolce & Gabbana, Saint Laurent and Tiffany & Co stores in the DR.
 

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Only waiting for the Gucci store to finally open here in SD! I basically live in BlueMall as I’m always at Cafe SBG, and have been anxiously waiting on it to open and thinking about it when I’m there. First Ralph Lauren and now Gucci! 🥳🥳🥳
 

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Dont we agree SD has too MANY malls around? 3 or 4 will do just fine
A place is able to maintain a total X amount of m2 of something. Whether all those m2 are concentrated in one or scattered in several smaller ones is irrelevant. In the end it will only support up to the total X m2.

SD can be seen as having too many malls, but not all malls are alike. Dominicans like newer, flashier malls and even those that are a statement. Hence Agora Mall, Galería 360, Megacentro (even though this one isn’t new anymore) are some of the most successful types at the moment. Others aren’t anymore, but they do look outdated, are less flashy and give no statement to its visitors. In reality, comparing Agora Mall to Plaza Central is like comparing apples to oranges.

Then there are places that open ahead of their time. For those, they remain open and their use increases with time (this applies more to Blue Mall Punta Cana and not so much those in the capital.)

Watch what will happen to malls such as Centro Plaza Internacional in Santiago once Santiago Center is open.