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pedro

kiss of death
« on: August 12, 2007 »
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  • it  makes  me  laugh,  some  but  not  all  rest  and  cafes  that  are "highly" 
    spoke  off  on this  site  ,  have  closed  and   or  went bank  rupt.
    freds place
    el masia
    friars
    las  brasas
    fish and more.
    church hills
    there  are  more  but  can not  think of  them
    is  this  not  what  you  call  in english  the  kisss  of  death ;D

    dorris

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  • No Pedro.  It's more like greedy landlords charging so much rent that business owners have no money left for themselves at the end of the month.  There are many hard working people in this situation.  Fred's Plaice has moved I think you'll find.

    bambi

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  • And it isn't very fun either, Pedro. If they want to give one good quality, they work only in the winter with residents. If they want to do cheep, there is too much restaurants. Those people are loosing money this year.

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  • there are many good restaurants still around and havre been for years so they must be doing something right!!

    dorris

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  • That's true, but arn't they the ones who own their own premises, or the ones whos landlords do charge a sensible rent.  How on earth can small restaurants make living with greedy landlords charging in excess of '801000 a month !!!

    Not just rent there's Social Security, staff wages, tax, insurance..............and many more monthly outgoings to add up.

    One example is the old Pictures premises, opposite Tamara.  It's been occupied for no more than about 6 months in the last 5 years or so.  It stands empty no one can make a living from it.  Serves the landlord right for being so greedy.

    Annie

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  • Pedro... I see from your list of restaurants that you say el masia has closed. Is this the one that I know of as La Masia on the hill at the top of Gigantes? I always liked that one although they have had very few customers for some time and Im not suprised if they have closed.

    bambi

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  • I'm not so sure that La Masia is closed. The last week it was open. The owners have one shop in Vigilia Park, so the restaurant is open only a night.

    wildtenerife

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  • it  makes  me  laugh,  some  but  not  all  rest  and  cafes  that  are "highly"  
    spoke  off  on this  site  ,  have  closed  and   or  went bank  rupt.
    freds place
    el masia
    friars
    las  brasas
    fish and more.
    church hills
    there  are  more  but  can not  think of  them
    is  this  not  what  you  call  in english  the  kisss  of  death ;D

    Pedro, get your facts correct, CHURCHILLS definately not gone bust, still remains busiest bar in the Marina.  Las Brasas became fish and more, and has subsequently been sold - apparently Fettuccini'b4s have bought it. 

    glenn/scotland

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  • las brasas was sue and jasons
    spoke to jason the other day and he  has sold the restaurant


    glenn

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  • i agree about silly rents it is always a problem still with the reopening of the royal sun maybe we can get a new lease of life in lg :)

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  • i agree about silly rents it is always a problem still with the reopening of the royal sun maybe we can get a new lease of life in lg :)

    is it reopening?

    also, i hope fettucines have bought las brasas, better than another chippy!

    poolepirate

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  • Oh Janey

    Didn't you get last week's Tenerife Sun, it is free you know? All the news about the Royal Sun was in it.

    Another 120 apartments for sale in the area just what everyone needs? Could make a lot of money for the developer if he were to sell them eventually. Simple maths  make it realistic: 18 million euros asking, bet they didn't pay anywhere near that, divided by 120 apartments equals 150,000 euros each. A mix of one, two and three bedrooms, all extra large with extremely large terraces all with genuine sea view. Priced right they could be a great buy.

    It will devalue those sold and unsold in the Gigansol and Balcon.

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  • subject to it all being legal re commonareas etc you couldnt get a better view :)

    Falstaff

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  • Poolepirate is right. They will be sold as luxury apartments and the people who buy them will probably not be interested in renting them out to holiday makers. They will be second homes occupied  infrequently, if at all, by their new owners. As a result, the sale will not provide the hoped for boost to the local economy. What a great pity it could not be sold as a genuine holiday complex.

    Has Los Gigantes been betrayed for 30 pieces of second hand kitchen furniture which were destined for the skip?

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  • . They will be sold as luxury apartments and the people who buy them will probably not be interested in renting them out to holiday makers. They will be second homes occupied infrequently, if at all, by their new owners. As a result, the sale will not provide the hoped for boost to the local economy. What a great pity it could not be sold as a genuine holiday complex.


    what makes you think they will not be let out?  has there been a decision made on this already?  has anyone been to view them?

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  • I've been looking for the article regarding The Royal Sun in Tenerife Sun and can't find it.  Which edition was it and whereabouts is the actual article.

    Anyone help?  

    Interested to see what it says.

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  • yes blaggers aug 9th click on features rebirth of a village jewel in the crown
    hope this helps
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  • page 4 and 5 of paper :)

    poolepirate

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  • I am seriously considering buying one for the spaciousness and view alone. I hope that they properly heat the pool though it used to be quite cold in winter.

    The downside is that it is away from the village and the walk back up especially at night with two in a buggy was breathtaking in more ways than one.

    Even though they are talking about creating more parking they do not have enough land to take the cars that will be used by residents and guests and the road will be filled up by cars from next door when that gets underway.

    Another thought the site next door will be a building site for quite a while. That could put prospective purchasers off initially.


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  • will they revamp the pool areas i wonder, they were the only let down!  2 small pools - adults on a totally different level to the childrens and hardly any sunbathing area....

    Falstaff

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  • The Royal Sun does have a small pool but it was hardly ever  crowded because most people liked to sunbathe in the privacy of their own spacious terrace/balcony and look at the magnificent views. Royal Sun apartments have uninterrupted sunshine all day for those who like sunbathing.

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  • The Royal Sun does have a small pool but it was hardly ever crowded because most people liked to sunbathe in the privacy of their own spacious terrace/balcony and look at the magnificent views. Royal Sun apartments have uninterrupted sunshine all day for those who like sunbathing.

    chance would be a fine thing.... but with children i need to be near the pool! and need a big pool with room to sunbathe!

    LaCochinillo

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  • If you read the article, it stated that it was planned to run with formal administration for rental, and the local council seemed to be keen to back it.

    A lot of the people who stayed there did like to spend money locally, but I fear it will be hard to draw them back. Last thing needed is a lot of "allocated on arrivals" who came to Tenerife expecting Las Americas!

    As for the pool, it bit warmer would be great, sometimes I expected penguins and icebergs! Can't see how they could increase the size or location though. We used to go for a swim, then slob on the balconey in privacy.



    poolepirate

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  • Janey wrote earlier:

    chance would be a fine thing.... but with children i need to be near the pool! and need a big pool with room to sunbathe!

    Janey, I would suggest that somewhere like the Balcon would suit you fine.

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  • what a great idea?  or club one perhaps?