The location in Santiago was built/ finished around the same time as the Ikea Outlet on 27 FebI was sorry to hear that Ferreteria Americana in Santo Domingo shut their doors permanently, we went there often. I understand Almacenes Unidos is taking over at least one of their locations. The owners blame Covid.
They were the most expensive appliance store I'd ever been to in this countryI was in Ferreteria Americana about four years ago. I was always told how everything is much cheaper in SD, so I bought a toaster oven there - only to see the same one a week or two later in Playero for 1000 pesos less.
I believe it. I sure didn't see many bargains there. I bought that toaster oven because I thought I couldn't get it for less and probably couldn't find that model elsewhere. I was wrong on both counts.They were the most expensive appliance store I'd ever been to in this country
when shopping living down in the Capital back in 2014.
Now you have to do two–stop shopping for the same things, one is Innova Centro on Kennedy con Tiradentes, and another one is Almacenes Unidos on Kennedy. On the positive side, both of them have prices much lower than Americana had.When we built our master suite extension, they were our one-stop shop for the bathroom, all the fixtures. Vanity, lighting, toilet, on demand hot water heater, sink and shower faucets, even the mildew resistant paint. Nice European brands, good quality.
There's also a Innova Centro on Luperon and a Almacenes Unido on Sarasota.Now you have to do two–stop shopping for the same things, one is Innova Centro on Kennedy con Tiradentes, and another one is Almacenes Unidos on Kennedy. On the positive side, both of them have prices much lower than Americana had.
The British company did not buy Ferreteria Americana . The owners are from Puerto Rico and did the large development which is now Galeria 360 and which is far more profitable than a hardware chain. They had been closing the less profitable stores one by one much to the chagrin of many people. Part of the F A old store in JFK is now called Max Ferreteria but it is very small in comparison.
Why doesn't the DR have more of this type of manufacturing then?