This to combat the 'excesses' of nightlife. - Bourbon Street now a Department Store

chico bill

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You overestimate the buying power of poor Dominicans. For many, things sold in this type of store is the only thing they can afford.

It's also why the Chinese Pica Pollos do so well. Their food is totally acceptable for poor folks, they're cheap and give more food than many other places.

Show a little compassion for them.
Give me a break...............nice ploy "compassion" You think Chinese have compassion ?
 

CristoRey

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The entire town thrives on this product (chicas). They also purchase cheap almost disposable work uniforms (short skirts and spike heels) from these cheap joints
I hope I live long enough to see that change someday.
 

lifeisgreat

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You overestimate the buying power of poor Dominicans. For many, things sold in this type of store are the only thing they can afford.

It's also why the Chinese Pica Pollos do so well. Their food is totally acceptable for poor folks, they're cheap and give more food than many other places.

Show a little compassion for them.
It’s not so much the product but where it is located ...
 
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ctrob

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well they say if one stays slim and watches his alcohol intake with modern meds it will be quite common to be a centennial

It won't take that long. The china virus just hammered a couple more nails in that coffin.
 

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This store has absolutely identical products like the one 200-300 m from it (close to Coral photo), the only difference is that the new one is bigger. Is there such a high demand for these products to have two stores practically on the same street?
 
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CristoRey

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This store has absolutely identical products like the one 200-300 m from it (close to Coral photo), the only difference is that the new one is bigger. Is there such a high demand for these products to have two stores practically on the same street?
Center of downtown Santiago,
same logic applies.
 

JDJones

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This store has absolutely identical products like the one 200-300 m from it (close to Coral photo), the only difference is that the new one is bigger. Is there such a high demand for these products to have two stores practically on the same street?
Have you ever been to Chinatown in SD with 10-15 restaurants next to each other?
 

NanSanPedro

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Have you ever been to Chinatown in SD with 10-15 restaurants next to each other?

What Chinatown are you talking about? The one off of Avienda Mexico close to Parque Enriquillo? If so, I haven't seen that many there. It's only about 2 blocks long.
 

JDJones

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What Chinatown are you talking about? The one off of Avienda Mexico close to Parque Enriquillo? If so, I haven't seen that many there. It's only about 2 blocks long.
Yes, but it doesn't which one. There's always a lot of similar businesses next to each other in any Chinatown
 
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JDJones

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No, I haven't been there but Sosua and SD are a bit different. They may have demand for 15 restaurants.

Of course not.
But it's not about turning a profit.
Those stores don't belong to persons running them, they belong to a higher authority who will use them to launder money.
Just like the pica pollos all over the island.
Almost all of them are required to buy their raw ingredients from one source. Haven't you even noticed the food is the same no matter which one you go to?
All of these stores have the same products too.
All of this is controlled by a Chinese network here in SD.
I was good friends with a chinese woman who ran a pica pollo next to my job. She was the one who clued me in on how it works.
 

chico bill

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Of course not.
But it's not about turning a profit.
Those stores don't belong to persons running them, they belong to a higher authority who will use them to launder money.
Just like the pica pollos all over the island.
Almost all of them are required to buy their raw ingredients from one source. Haven't you even noticed the food is the same no matter which one you go to?
All of these stores have the same products too.
All of this is controlled by a Chinese network here in SD.
I was good friends with a chinese woman who ran a pica pollo next to my job. She was the one who clued me in on how it works.
Chinese laundry? Makes sense. No tickie, no washy