Solenad is the retail area by the man-made lake in Nuvali, made famous by the many kois happily swimming there (I’m sure you’ve seen countless pics of fishfeeding here!).
Two of the initial confirmed merchants were Robinson’s Supermarket and True Value, but Ayala has now released a list of additional food and non-food shops in Solenad 2:
Happy to see Max’s on the list– perfect for chocolicious champorado cravings!
You can see that even shopping merchants are a match for the “active” lifestyle–Aloha Boardsports, Quicksilver, Roxy, All Flipflops, Stoked. Would love to see more “green” establishments as well– and an organic market!
Further down the strip is a gas station, to be operated by Shell.
A transport terminal is also in the works, most likely next to the gas station:
Existing merchants in the original Solenad (now known as Solenad 1), are as follows:
Also sharing actual pics of these establishments taken last October 2010:
I’m guessing the last four establishments– Nature Trails Cafe, John Bamboo (is this a restaurant?), Claw Daddy and Uncle Cheffy– were opened after I took these shots last October 2010…
I remember being so upset that National Bookstore closed down–it’s always been a sanctuary of sorts for me since childhood. At least there’s one next door in Paseo de Sta. Rosa, but hopefully another bookstore/supplies shop joins in the Solenad 2 fun. Or better yet, please set up shop next to the villages inside Nuvali, perhaps next to Xavier School!
Exciting times ahead, just hope there is enough traffic to sustain all these businesses. :)
For more info on what there is to do in Nuvali, also read: 4 Things to do when you’re in Nuvali