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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:45 am 
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Demolition works of the former Bushiri Hotel Aruba began as of Wednesday August 23rd 2017 in an official ceremony. The Bushiri Hotel remained as ruins for over a decade after it closed down. Aruba's biggest eye soar will be finally removed, and make way for a public beach that will include a park and basic beach facilities.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:49 am 
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Demolition works of the former Bushiri Hotel Aruba began as of Wednesday August 23rd 2017 in an official ceremony. The Bushiri Hotel remained as ruins for over a decade after it closed down. Aruba's biggest eye soar will be finally removed, and make way for a public beach that will include a park and basic beach facilities.

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Thanks Eddy - that's good news. I also recall someone mentioning that the container port was supposed to be moved elsewhere.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:25 am 
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Good news...once demolished and the area is developed it will be another nice beach area. The location will be great for cruise passengers and will hopefully alleviate some of the situations the high rise area is dealing with. To our north at Costa Linda, at least there is a large open area which can accommodate day trippers even though we have an occasional situation our security needs to deal with. (Unregistered guests trying to use our pool, chaises and palapas poolside) My opinion....It would behoove the cruise lines to financially help the government develop this area like they do with their private island areas. I say this as some cruise stops (like our Panama Canal cruise) are very short port calls. A nearby beach and facility like this would be perfect.

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It's long overdue!

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comet07 wrote:
Eddy wrote:
Demolition works of the former Bushiri Hotel Aruba began as of Wednesday August 23rd 2017 in an official ceremony. The Bushiri Hotel remained as ruins for over a decade after it closed down. Aruba's biggest eye soar will be finally removed, and make way for a public beach that will include a park and basic beach facilities.

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Thanks Eddy - that's good news. I also recall someone mentioning that the container port was supposed to be moved elsewhere.


The container port had already moved by the time we were there this past May.

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arubamikey wrote:
It's long overdue!


Times 2 or 3 or 4!

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From what I've heard, the "demolition" was little more than a photo op with assurances that it happen eventually.

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Only when I see photos of a flat and vacant lot, will I believe!


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From what I've heard, the "demolition" was little more than a photo op with assurances that it happen eventually.


Hoping sooner than later

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Hopefully, it will become a beach area for the cruise ship people because you cannot walk from the sand to the ocean when they are with us at the Hilton...They rent and the renters plant the umbrellas and chairs right in front of us and it is sad that we have to navigate around them to even put our feet in the water...So, if this materializes, it will be a great asset to all of us...

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Hopefully, IF and When this demo and rebuild does happen, hopefully it DOES become a destination beach for cruisers. Where the cruisers go is completely up to the cabbies.

As it is, with the new facility recently built just north of the Costa Linda, it seems that the majority of the folks using that beach are locals especially on weekends.

But, don't get your hopes up too quickly for any new facility on the Bushiri site. "Aruba Speed" ring a bell?? :wink:

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Any update on the progress of the demolition? Or was it indeed a pre-election PR stunt?


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We're in Aruba now & I haven't noticed anything going as we drove by the place several times - the buildings are still there. I'll be going down on Saturday afternoon & we'll be going to LG Smiths for dinner on Sunday - will check if any changes.

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No work done in 3 weeks since I've been here!!!!


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They might be secretly working inside?


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