Updated 9 June 2016: Despite the final go-ahead a few years ago, local reports this week say that the developer has decided not to proceed with the Tropicana commercial centre. A major backer of the project, however, appears to be intending to proceed on the same site … instead of one of Europe’s largest shopping malls, we seem to be going to have a Leroy Merlin in south Tenerife.
Updated 25 February 2013: Discussion, Clio and me, on Radio Sur Adeje, earlier today about this new centre. Click HERE to download. Apologies for the sound quality, which isn’t brilliant this time.
Updated 24 February 2013: The new Tropicana Commercial Centre has now been given the final go-ahead with the Canarian High Court’s rejection of an appeal submitted by the Canarian Commerce Federation, Fedeco, against its viability. The Court ruled that there was no municipal law to preclude the granting of a licence. It’s anyone’s guess as to when it will actually open, but open it will.
Original post 4 October 2011: There has been quite a bit in the news over the last day or two about a new commercial centre that has been approved for the Las Torres area of Adeje: from what I’ve seen of the plans, it is intended for the area near the Tropicana nightclub and Hipertrebol.
Local businesses are up in arms at what they see as a potentially huge loss of business, and it’s not going to be for a couple of years in any case, but if this really happens they are talking about a commercial centre of 400,000 square metres.
Meanwhile, construction is about to start on another 120,000 square metre commercial centre on the site next to Siam Park, though there is also controversy over this location because its use was originally classified for leisure but it has been now been recategorized as commercial. Businesses say that this is paradoxical and incomprehensible because the area’s leisure facilities are deficient, whilst the commercial offer is excessive.
Whatever the arguments, it does seem that Adeje will soon have two further large commercial centres over the coming few years. PV