Thursday, September 18, 2014


After years of vague rumors about a new supermarket opening in Puerto Morelos, we are happy to report that it's true! A new Super Chedraui store is well underway and is scheduled to open in November.  THIS NOVEMBER!

For those of you unfamiliar with the Chedraui brand -- their larger stores are somewhat similar to a Super Target, Kmart or Walmart, in that they have a full grocery store, bakery, butcher shop and pharmacy, as well as clothing, household goods, electronics, furniture, appliances, automotive items, etc. Smaller stores feature a full grocery store, and more limited selection of the other items.  This appears to be a Super Chedraui (according to the signage and size of the building) -- fingers crossed!

Here are some photos of the building under construction - it's located just north of the crucero and a little north of Semaforo Micheladas on the west side of the frontage road as you head into town from Cancun.  It's difficult to get a good photo of the entire building for two reasons:  (1)  it's HUGE and (2) security doesn't like you to pull into the parking lot and take photos (apparently...).  Did you notice I mentioned a parking lot?  There is parking and the lot looks quite large!  It's easy to enter off the frontage road, but difficult to tell if there is another entrance/exit.

This photo courtesy of Mr. Mike Mayo

This truck is roaming around town blasting a message seeking applicants for positions at the store!

It appears there may be other retail space available in the building -- we will update you when we learn what other stores or businesses are going in!  In the meantime, we are all dreaming about NOT driving to Cancun or Playa del Carmen for some of these items that just haven't been available locally.

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Kim Tempel is the sales agent for Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.