Number of vacant shops in Solidere mounts | Business , Lebanon | THE DAILY STAR
The retail exodus from Solidere that began late last year has picked up steam in 2013 and shows no sign of abating.
The Daily Star counted at least 50 vacant retail properties and countless more shops stocked with merchandise, but closed for business. Certain blocks, like MGR Toubia Aoun Street, are lined almost entirely with empty storefronts. Some of them still bear the names of previous occupants, while others have “for rent” signs. The men’s clothing store, Sinno, is the only one of at least 20 retail spaces on the block that was open for business at 4 p.m. Thursday, though a women’s store nearby, Vivae, is apparently open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.