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PHOTO Of The Day: Palm Grove Shopping Centre No More!

BEFORE: The Palm Grove Shopping Centre was one of the earlier buildings on Wickhams Cay I, built as a mall. Photo: Dean H. Greenaway aka 'The Sportsman'
AFTER: The Wickhams Cay Authority and the City Manager, has demolished the center. Photo: Team of Reporters
AFTER: The Wickhams Cay Authority and the City Manager, has demolished the center. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - It was one of the earlier buildings on Wickhams Cay I, built as a mall.

Many of the tenants complained for years that the building was filled with asbestos.

During the 2017 Category-5 Hurricanes that destroyed the Virgin Islands, the Palm Grove Shopping Centre, took its hit with some 90 per cent of all buildings being destroyed. 

It caused the buildings to become extremely unstable.

Now, the Wickhams Cay Authority and the City Manager, hence the Government, have demolish the center—notwithstanding it was to be demolished before the hurricanes.  

What's next? 

Speculations continue to be ripe as to what will be placed there.

Some say a Bank while others say a retiring politician has spots in the prime real estate in Road Town.

However, like everything else with this government, we will have to wait for a leak to get the real deal.

 

12 Responses to “PHOTO Of The Day: Palm Grove Shopping Centre No More!”

  • Bout time! (23/08/2018, 15:59) Like (32) Dislike (2) Reply
    That place been a health hazard for umpteem years. Good riddance.
  • biker (23/08/2018, 16:46) Like (31) Dislike (1) Reply
    The leaseholder, Wickhams Cay Authority?, should put a fence or barriers around this demolished property ASAP otherwise it will fill up with more Road Town junk(derelict vehicles, boats, trailers, etc.) Remember what happened when the Spaghetti Junction 'temporary' building across the street was demolished a few years ago!
  • tola (23/08/2018, 17:12) Like (9) Dislike (2) Reply
    well thank God for Irma!!
  • King Fisher (23/08/2018, 18:25) Like (37) Dislike (3) Reply
    They need to build government offices there to cut back on the cost of our tax money
  • my 2 cents (23/08/2018, 21:42) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply
    Government needs to build a complex to promote small business development. Far too often small businesses are unable to afford the high cost of rent in Road Town, making their ROI inevitable.
  • Just saying (24/08/2018, 09:56) Like (20) Dislike (7) Reply
    Use the space now and build a three story parking garage. Its a nice central location and it will help with the parking around town.
  • Wewe (24/08/2018, 14:22) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
    If we want to promote the tourist industry then make it a place they would want to go shop and relax.
    • LCD (25/08/2018, 00:46) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      Shop n Relax is what the Pier Park was built for. Parking is a very good idea. Good solution for every day of the year, not seasonal (for tourists). With no public transportation system, more people are buying vehicles. And there is not enough parking in Road Town. Many buildings are turned into offices or commercial without any parking for employees and/or customers. It's becoming a nightmare. Example is Wickhams Cay II.
  • Hmm (25/08/2018, 07:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I thought each of those units were independently owned and the owners rented them accordingly.


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