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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Chennai wears a new look

Dwindling sales has forced international apparel and retail chain Marks and Spencer to look beyond its home turf (UK). M&S is the latest brand to enter the Chennai retail space. This comes close on the heels of Esprit’s entry into the Indian market. Tommy Hilfiger and Armani also have plans to enter the Indian market in the near future.

Aggressive growth plans of Chennai movie halls & multiplexes

Sathyam Cinemas & Abhirami Mega Mall have ambitious plans to meet the growing demand. In addition to this, PVR is also opening its multiplex in the AMPA Shopping Mall that is coming up in Nelson Manickam Road.


  • I am just wondering about the traffic jam, which may intensify further, after the opng of the new mall in Nelson Manickam road....

    By Blogger Ram.C, at 10:45 AM  

  • Agree with Ram... Growth in endeavours of the private companies shd be matched by the government's enthu to build the city... otherwise chennai will become like yet another suburb of mumbai.:)

    By Blogger Sudheer Narayan, at 12:38 PM  

  • In fact these have been in the pipeline for a long time!
    With regards to traffic creating a bottleneck, some multicomplexes have designed multistorey carparks and a huge space in the front to ease the congestion.....Or so they claim.

    ONe such building thats coming up is at one of the junctions in Radhakrishnan salai. They had a concrete plan to ease the congestion that seemed convincing. dont remember the exact details tho..

    By Blogger Chennai chatter, at 1:26 PM  

  • The PVR multiplex is being built on the banks of the river coovum in Nelson Manickam road where Arun hotel and later Windsor Manor stood.
    The increasing traffic snarls sem ominous

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at 10:28 PM  

  • Ellam OK dhaan..!! Dubbu?? Do people have the money to buy from all these International chains??

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 6:24 AM  

  • I think M & S are already in Bangalore in either the Central or the Forum malls. Also, they are definitely in Mumbai, IMHO. :)
    PS: Tommy Hilfiger already has a business tie up with an Arvind Group company.

    By Anonymous Ravi, at 11:30 AM  

  • Welcome to M&S. The malls and multiplexes are welcome too. Hopefully they will make movie watching in Chennai a more pleasant experience (albeit at a price). Anything to compete with the stores in T.Nagar (and take away some of the crowd) is welcome.

    M&S in Bangalore is at Garuda Mall.

    By Blogger SLN, at 2:39 PM  

  • narayan..i dont think uve been hanging 'round in chennai for a while..i jus went bk in july after 5 yrs..god damn..people r spending money..though ive been hanging out in the bars and the shopping places..i dont see any of em buisnesses slackin..so yeah i guess people have money..80 laks a flat in nungambakkam..cmon.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:43 PM  

  • Dont get excited about M&S, its just an average brand and is overpriced in India. It already has stores in Delhi and Bangalore. The collection sucks. Good on PVR though - about time Chennai got one. Hilfiger's already in India though, its got stores in a many cities.

    By Blogger Pranay Da Spyder, at 3:08 AM  

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