Super Pola become Sirena Market Sosúa soon

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cavok

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It's got a long way to go. They've expanded it inside but they just have more of the exact same stuff scattered over a bigger area. Not impressed at all.
 

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It's got a long way to go. They've expanded it inside but they just have more of the exact same stuff scattered over a bigger area. Not impressed at all.
So they are just basically phasing out the Pola name. Same products, same tragedy in customer service 🤣 Dominican marketing geniuses! Only thing missing is the Kmart clothing at Bloomingdale prices
 

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Well, I hope they finish the "remodelation" soon. It is a horror show over there. Aisles are closed and dark, occasionally supervised chaos masquerading as work is ongoing, there's EVEN less rhyme or reason than ever about organization, and they have about the same amount of stock as a medium-sized colmado spread out through this huge, echoing space. However, it is comforting to note that the cashiers have maintained their incandescent level of surliness.
 

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So they are just basically phasing out the Pola name. Same products, same tragedy in customer service 🤣 Dominican marketing geniuses! Only thing missing is the Kmart clothing at Bloomingdale prices
Yes. The deli section is even smaller and the service slower than before. Now, it just takes you twice as long to walk around and find the stuff.
 

JD Jones

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It's got a long way to go. They've expanded it inside but they just have more of the exact same stuff scattered over a bigger area. Not impressed at all.
When Sirena bought their location, they discovered the whole place flooded during thunderstorms. They went in and put a new roof on the building, and had to add about 8 inches of floor height to the entire store section by section.
You wanna talk about inconvenience?
It will take them a few months, but it should be worth the wait.
Nothing is geared towards an expat experience. Not the deli, not the selection of products, but not sure about the cafeteria. I buy a lot of food there and most is acceptable and cheap.
No matter what, Sirena is an oversized colmado, just like Bravo.
 

cavok

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When Sirena bought their location, they discovered the whole place flooded during thunderstorms. They went in and put a new roof on the building, and had to add about 8 inches of floor height to the entire store section by section.
You wanna talk about inconvenience?
It will take them a few months, but it should be worth the wait.
Nothing is geared towards an expat experience. Not the deli, not the selection of products, but not sure about the cafeteria. I buy a lot of food there and most is acceptable and cheap.
No matter what, Sirena is an oversized colmado, just like Bravo.
You sure we're talking about the same place? I'm in there every week. I would think they would have had to close it for longer than a week to put on a new roof and I never noticed any difference in floor elevations(?). Playero has a lot more to offer than Pola does.
 

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So they are just basically phasing out the Pola name. Same products, same tragedy in customer service 🤣 Dominican marketing geniuses! Only thing missing is the Kmart clothing at Bloomingdale prices
yes, prior Covid, they started phasing out "Pola" brand nationwide starting in Santo Domingo


Now it's just their core brands: Sirena, Sirena Market and Aprezio
 

M4kintosh

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Sirena hasn't even updated their logo since 1973
Dude, that's the fastest DR corporation nowdays.
The family even is trying to get out of the day-to-day operations on the business and behaving more a corporation

Expanded to Barahona, Nagua, Terrenas and they're focused to open 3 stores each year
 

JD Jones

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You sure we're talking about the same place? I'm in there every week. I would think they would have had to close it for longer than a week to put on a new roof and I never noticed any difference in floor elevations(?). Playero has a lot more to offer than Pola does.
Sorry, I left out "San Cristobal" I was talking about the San Cristobal store.
 
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PJT

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Pola to Sirena is the same mirrored behavior as what the resorts do, the contents are the same, just repackaged. The customers suffer the process. In the States it is done for tax write offs, customers are secondary.

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PJT
 

cavok

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Sorry, I left out "San Cristobal" I was talking about the San Cristobal store.
The grocery section of Sirena does seem to be nothing more than a glorified colmado but, unlike other Sirenas I've been to, the one in Sosua does not have a side with household items, clothes, shoes, sports equipment, hardware, etc., and I see no place were there will ever be a cafeteria like in other Sirenas I've been to.
 

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The grocery section of Sirena does seem to be nothing more than a glorified colmado but, unlike other Sirenas I've been to, the one in Sosua does not have a side with household items, clothes, shoes, sports equipment, hardware, etc., and I see no place were there will ever be a cafeteria like in other Sirenas I've been to.
Because, @cavok that was the concept of Super Pola in Sosúa = a simple supermarket only for groceries. Now they're trying to upscale things.

Remember:

Sirena = everything store ( clothes, shoes, sports equipment, hardware)
Sirena Market = groceries and and convenience store
Aprezio = cheap grocery essentials, aka = mini market
 

NALs

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Pola to Sirena is the same mirrored behavior as what the resorts do, the contents are the same, just repackaged. The customers suffer the process. In the States it is done for tax write offs, customers are secondary.

Regards,

PJT
Pola is actually the town the old man is from in Spain.