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KAWI Trampoline Park & Coffee

Another post I have been delinquent on getting posted.

Kawi Trampoline Park & Coffee is in Chiriquí Center along with the BMW dealer, Renault dealer, July Sports, Verona Pizza and other businesses.

We stopped in one day, following a lunch at Verona’s Pizza, so I could take some photos. Lilliam said it would be a big hit with her grandson Lucca on his next visit.

If you have some kiddos that need to celebrate a birthday and add a little extra bounce in their day, why not give it a try.

If you stop in to Kawi, tell them you read about them on Chiriquí Chatter.

La Riviera Salon

I intended to get this posted one haircut ago. I finally found where Yani had moved to and went to get my haircut done. The post fell in my to be posted file and here I am almost ready to get another haircut.

I need to get this posted or I won’t be able to show my face in the new shop.

Yani has moved to La Riviera Salon. The salon is run and owned by Victor Cecchin.

The salon is located in Plaza La Riviera which is on the road going to Las Olas. There has been several new businesses that have opened in that area including a large Romero’s supermarket and Cochez.

The salon is at the far end of the plaza.

I have been getting my haircut by Yani for over 10 years. I have never seen yani without a smile and always look forward to seeing her.

If you happen to be in the area of Plaza Riveria, drop in and tell Victor and Yani that you found them on Chiriquí Chatter.

We Are Being Mauled Malled

When I was with Marion getting her driver’s license renewed, I saw that Chiriquí Mall is expanding. An addition, equal to the original, is being added to the side going to the frontera.

We are definitely being mauled malled. Where all the shoppers are going to come from for all the new locations is a question I have no answer for.

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MStore Offer

I received the following request to post.

Don i don’t know if you would like to post this offer in your blog:

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Elmec Inauguration In David

On December 2, Lilliam attended the inauguration of the new Elmec store in Design Plaza in David. I had mentioned talking to Lic. Elvis Samudio in November on one of Lillim and my morning walks.

Mr. Samudio followed up our morning conversation by sending me an invitation to attend the inauguration event.

You may wonder why I would want to attend an opening of a new building center. I guess you might say I like to stay “abreast” of what is going on in housing design, fixtures, flooring, lighting and well you know… Continue reading Elmec Inauguration In David

TIME to see the Time Doctor

I don’t remember when Lilliam first told me about El Marquez Watch repair. The first time I wrote about it is HERE and it gives directions.

Today we had 5 watches to have batteries replaced and/or band lengths adjusted. I took a couple photos while we waited.

The first has Marques adjusting one of the watched. It also shows some Grand Father clocks he has serviced.

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The second photo has several was clocks in various stages of repair.

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I have had Marquez come to the house and service some of my wall clocks. He is capable and I trust him to do the work.

As always, if you see Marquez, tell him you heard of him on Chiriqui Chatter.

 

Super 99 Revisited

A little over a year ago, Super 99 opened its new store across the InterAmerican Highway from Plaza Terronal.

As I look back on that post, I was not all that impressed. What a difference a year makes. Recently I have made several trips to the new Super 99.

There have been a couple things that Rey did that caused me to take another look at Super 99.

The first straw was when Rey removed several products, that I always purchased, to make room for their “Rey” branded products.

The second straw was the lack of ice cream choices in Rey. Not only choice limitation, but I have picked up more than one container that had been thawed and refrozen. Yuck.

So I decided to take a second look to see if my missing products happened to be in Super 99. Son of a gun. My latest walk-throughs have found a very nice store. The isles could be a hair wider, but there seems to be much more variety than in Rey.

If you like ice cream, Super 99 has more brands and favors than in any other store in David. Not only that, but they have Friendly’s Ice Cream. You may not know this brand, but when I lived in Virginia, one of my favorite outings was going to a Friendly’s Ice Cream store.

Three Hagen Daz pints will run you close to $18. One 1 1/2 quart container of Friendly’s will cost you around $5. To me, the Friendly’s is every bit as good. I have had “Banana Split”, “Maple Walnut”, “Vienna Mocha Chunk” and “Fruit Swirl”. My favorite is Maple Walnut.

The only complaint I have, and the thing that prevents me from shopping there more, is that I hate the aggravation of having to cross The InterAmerican Highway.

Who knows where I will be shopping in the future. RIBA Smith?

New Federal Mall and New Bus Terminal Complex

Okay. I have been sleeping at the wheel and only recently tuned into the new planned Federal Mall and new Bus Terminal complex that is breaking ground. I was aware that the new bus terminal was scheduled, but since I try not to use the bus, I ignored the when and where.

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But now! Wow! Imagine a $180,000,000 development, which will house approximately 400 new stores and employ over 4,000 employees. For me the best part is that it is only 5 minutes from where I live.

Now I will be able to get a Cinnabon without having to go to Panama City. If I am really lucky, maybe there might be a Taco Bell in the food court. Please start that rumor!

And, because I live so close, I will be able to go at the optimum time of the day and avoid all the new traffic, which will stress the already crowded David infrastructure.

The plans do look impressive and it is supposed to be done in the next few years. I think the plans call for 2017, but I have never seen anything constructed on schedule, so I will expect the soonest will be in 2018 or after.

The worst thing about it will be the construction time. The construction of the highway to Boquete seemed to go on forever and during that time, traffic was rerouted and impacted.

People living adjacent to the construction will be subjected to huge trucks, noise and other annoyances.

However, after it is complete, it will be a hub that will attract people from all over the internal areas of Panama and even from Costa Rica. Who in his right mind will want to go to Panama City, when there is a high quality mall in David.

Maybe this will be the catalyst to actually bring in direct flights to the David airport. I still won’t hold my breath.

Most of the information promotion of the new mall is being done by real estate associated businesses. Expect to see prices go up. Expect to see false claims. They will tell you that you better buy your home in paradise now, before the prices go up.

The money sharks are already in the water.

Following are some artist representations of the new mall and a YouTube video.

We, who are in Chiriquí, are living in exciting times.

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