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The Village “Lifestyle Center”

The Village Center
The Village shopping area

Two years ago a piece of land in Palm Beach, in front of Radisson Resort, was cleaned up and made ready for seemingly construction. Many people, including myself, thought another mall was going to rise on that particular piece of land. We couldn’t be more mistaken. That was the site of an international Caribbean conference. A concrete floor was poured and movable tarp was setup there to house the conference attendees.

When the conference was over the tarp was broken down but the concrete floor remained. Do you feel it coming? Pretty soon after the conference the much expected mall came after all. The Village. This 5,700 sq meter (61,354 sq feet) property is expected to be a “Lifestyle Center – a mixed use commercial development that combines traditional functions of shopping mall with leisure amenities oriented towards entertainment and ambiance”. A mouth full, indeed. More pictures after the jump.

This project is going to be built in the so-called traditional Dutch architecture. This boutique mall is going to offer many amenities apart of the shopping according to the developers. Personally I really like the angle they took with The Village, as it seems to bring something extra other than just shopping to Palm Beach. It isn’t a massive development either. This $6 million project is expected to open at the end of this year.

The Village Center
The Village construction

The Village Center
The Village construction

Construction The Village
The Village viewed from the main road, with Riu Palace in the back drop

By Gabriel

Informing travelers about Aruba since 2007, and trying to provide value to Aruba visitors.