Who would plan a Sardinal megamarket?

Dear A.M. Costa Rica:

Re: “$52 million farmers market is nearing final approval” published Tuesday.

Thanks for this truly hilarious article. My husband and I laughed out loud this morning when we read this.  I am assuming this is a spoof?  Or does the well known adage: “Logic does not apply” (here in Costa Rica) fit the occasion?

This looks to be a distribution station that would be more appropriate to a larger demographic, such as Mexico City, or Los Angeles, California. Has anyone considered the demographics of Sardinal?

Who in Costa Rican planning would ever think up such an unnecessary and overblown development?

Here in Guanacaste we could never fill this building if we rounded up all the cattle, horses, melons and sugar cane grown in the province. Nor would we need all those semi-truck trailers. Perhaps a little auto parking would be appropriate, just in case buyers were to show up once a week or so.

I cannot resist mentioning that just 15 minutes from here sits a similar facility: the Solarium.  About 90 percent empty since it was built in the early 2000s. Probably could be rented in its entirety yearly, for about 10 to 20 percent of the cost to service the debt on this Sardinal Farmer’s Market endeavor.  A lot cheaper, already built, great location between Liberia and the beach communities. And it is empty, and available right now.

Thanks for the laughs!

Alana Shaffer
Playas del Coco


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