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North Banderas Beat –December 31, 2011

Piks Club opens

A new store, resembling a smaller version of a Sam’s Club or Costco, has opened for business just south of Bucerias.

The Piks Club “warehouse store” is located in front of the Mega supermarket on Highway 200.

According to co-owner Ricardo Viso, it is the prototype model of a smaller warehouse store chain, mixing the variety and prices of the larger Costco-type stores with the convenience and personal service of the corner store.

While a normal warehouse store would have 4,000 or more SKU’s, Piks Club will start out with about 1,000, says merchandise manager Juan Jose Diaz.

The business plan includes building five more Piks Clubs next year in areas where there is a sizeable population of full- and part-time foreigners, such as Lake Chapala/Ajijic and San Miguel Allende.

North Banderas Beat - December 17, 2011

Street art, food crafts

The 3rd Annual Bucerias Street Festival is actually three events in one, featuring a chalk walk, a gastronomic tasting and a crafts fair.

North Banderas Beat - December 3, 2011

Chedraui

The first Chedraui supermarket in the Puerto Vallarta area is nearing completion on Highway 200 close to the Nuevo Vallarta overpass. According to workers at the store site, the planned opening date is December 1.

North Banderas Beat - November 19, 2011

Wine & Cheese

The Beta Sigma Phi International service sorority has set its fourth annual Wine and Cheese Cocktail Party Benefit for Tuesday, November 29, 7-9:30 p.m., in the club room at La Vida Condo, on Lazaro Cardenas at Javier Mina in Bucerias.