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Parque Vía Vallejo

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Parque Vía Vallejo
Photo courtesy of the Parque Vía Vallejo Facebook page.

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The Parque Vía Vallejo is another of the core Lindavista shopping centers, this time, just across the border in Azcapotzalco. On a stretch of the old Vallejo Causeway, today it’s a successful alternative to the shopping you can do in and around nearby Lindavista. There’s some local surprises too.

Like most of the neighborhoods today called “Vallejo,” this one on the salt flats outside of the pueblo originario of Magdalena de las Salinas. This was a 19th-century town that’s nearly entirely subsumed within Mexico City today.

Anchored by a big Sears store, the shopping center generally has about 150 retailers. They’re doing business on four floors of commercial space. To the surprise of even locals, that also makes it one of the biggest shopping centers in the area.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites / Courtyard by Marriott also keeps a fair amount of foot traffic coming and going. For all that, the center is also charged with keeping up a certain level of “posh.” This is to satisfy the more upscale tenants but seems to work for the upscale clientele, too.  Open only since 2016, the center has consolidated its position even when competing with Parque Lindavista, owned by the same management group.

The Parque Vía Vallejo shopping center is easy walking distance from the Metro Vallejo station. It’s just a little further from Metro Instituto Petrolero. Both are on Metro Line 6.

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