Not so much on the Plus side
One of Chania's least successful recent business ventures recently closed just down the road from us - Plus.
The land next to the old owl house was cleared during the winter, and this new shopping complex built. We missed the opening party in February because we were in London or Macau or Miami or somewhere. From the logo and branding we thought it might be some sort of DIY superstore. In fact, it was a Lidl clone, a supermarket with a seemingly random assortment of pile 'em high, knock 'em out cheap produce.
Anyway, it doesn't seem to have done the business, because when we came back from our last trip to Macau, Plus was firmly shut and abandoned.
The gossip is that another supermarket chain is going to take it over - but I wonder how many the local area can support. We already have the Champion-Carrefour-Marinopolis next door, and a brand new giant In.Ka and a Lidl within easy walking distance.