Bayside Center:
Coronado's Newest Jewel In The Making

by Deborah Turl

Entrepreneurs, Susana Cheng and Keith Lam

Bayside Center has broken ground right at the beginning of Coronado. This new shopping plaza is setting a new standard in green construction as well as providing innovative business practices that allow local businesses to flourish. Building from principles that honor the earth and ecology is putting Coronado on the map in a whole new way.

It does not seem that long ago that this seaside land was only just that, land. In the last 70 years Coronado has grown at a steady pace, not explosively like some resort towns. There is a settled in feel here and a sense of community and self-sufficiency quite unusual to areas outside Panama City. The building business, and all of the variety of services needed to make this area grow, is beginning to thrive. One notable business partnership is Susana Cheng and Keith Lam, as they have contributed so much to the entire Pacific beach area with their current store HIM, which stands for Home Improvements and More. Anything you might need in the way of tools and building supplies is readily available, as a full service hardware and building supplies store. The foundation has always been integrity and outstanding customer service. Being exemplary employers, both Susana and Keith give extensive training to the staff, as well as benefits and livable wages. 


The excitement about the new project, The Bayside Center, is enormous. One of the first of its kind, as a green building project is attracting sophisticated businesses to participate in leasing space here and investing in the project as a whole. Susana and Keith’s dedication to creating an eco-friendly shopping and service area will undoubtedly bring a whole new caliber of retailers.

The Center will have enough retail space to house many businesses, from architects to ceramic tiles to furniture. Being a 'green' site, power will be generated by solar power, the materials used to build it will be natural and non-toxic which appeals to more and more individuals who are conscious of the necessity to move in this direction. Surely this unique space will also attract those in the organic food and supplies business as well. The plans include having a large amount of open areas, over 1340 meters squared, for plantings and places to sit. The will also be more than enough parking, and 2635 meters squared of general areas. The 17 business spaces will make this a wonderful destination for all kinds of goods and services. The size of each will range from 77 to 250 meters squared depending on your needs. Those lucky enough to lease here at Bayside Center will have the best architecture, planning, less expensive overhead and all the support services one could imagine. Bayside Center is dedicated to offering to all of her tenants and their clients many services, from translation to understanding sound building practices to maintaining a pollution free zone. There are very few people who have the skill and extensive training that Susana and Keith do.


Coronado and
The West Beaches

Punta Chame
Playa Gorgona
[Nueva Gorgona]
Playa Coronado
Punta Barco
El Palmar
San Carlos
Rio Mar
Santa Clara
Rio Hato



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