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Monday, October 16, 2006

‘Mall’apore

Given the hectic activity in the mall space, you are going to be spoilt for choices. Do add the mall being planned by The Taj Group at the erstwhile Express Estates.

Some of the major malls that will dominate the shopping scene in Chennai include the Prestige Forum Vijaya Mall on the site of Vijaya Sesh Mahal Kalyana Mandapam, as a joint venture between the Prestige Group, Bangalore, and G.H.Reddy of Green Park Hotel Group, the 1.27 lakh sq feet Chennai Central Mall in Nungambakkam opposite Taj Coromandel as a joint venture between Srinivasa Shipping and Property Development Ltd and KB Mall Management Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, a Pantaloons Group, Ampa Group - six lakh square feet Ampa Mall on Poonamallee High Road, the 2 million sq feet Kishore Biyani - Kshitij Venture Capital Mall at Velachery, the DLF Mall on Commander-in-Chief Road, Egmore, the Riverside Mall from the MARG group, the 2.5 lakh sq feet Coromandel Plaza by Suryavardhan Estates, and a 6.1 lakh sq.ft Allied Group-Arihant Mall n the OMR, besides of course the already built and functioning 4,10,000 sq.ft., Chennai City Centre on Dr. Radhakrishnan Road.

5 Comments:

  • CHENNAI NEED THESE MALLS MULTIPLEXES TO COME UP FAST.THE CITY IS IN DESPERATE NEED FOR LARGE SIZED QUALITY ORGANISED RETAIL AND MODERN CINEMA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRES.RETAILING IS VERY MUCH IN UNDERSUPPLY IN THIS CITY ESP IN ORGANISED FORMAT LIKE MALLS.EVERYONE OF THE MALLS MENTIONED WILL A DIFFERENT DIFFERENT TARGET GROUP.HOPE CONSTRUCTION WILL BE FAST AND THEY WILL BE OPENED WITHIN SCHEDULE TIME WITHOUT THE USUAL DELAY WHICH HAVE PLAGGED THIS CITY DUE TO VARIOUS GOVERMENTAL CLEARANCES.CHENNAI AND TAMIL NADU WHICH PIONEERED ORGANISED RETAIL IN THE FORM OF SPENCERS PLAZA NEEDS TO WAKE UP TO NOW AND MOVE FAST AND AIM TO BECOME MALL MULTIPLEX CAPITAL AND STATE OF INDIA.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:58 PM  

  • wish carefour and other big retail chains enter into india soon..redifining malls space.

    howz the chennai city centre?

    By Anonymous godo, at 9:07 PM  

  • CHENNAI CITI CENTRE IS OKAY BUT ITS RETAIL STORE MIX IS BAD.ONLY LIFESTYLE AND LANDMARK HERE.THE REST OF THE SHOPS NOT EXCITING ANYONE.ITS ALREADY THERE ELSEWHERE IN CHENNAI.ITS PARKING MIGHT PROOVE INADEQATE EVENTUALLY WHEN THE CINEMAS GO OFF FULL SWING.ITS BEEN PLAGGED WITH DELAYS.POOR PLANNING AND TERRIBLE EXECUTION OF ESPECIALLY THE THIRD FLOOR.INOX WAS SUPPOSED TO OPEN MANY MONTHS BACK.ITS STILL NOT UP AND RUNNING.INOX WAS SUPPOSED TO LAUNCH 5 SCREENS WITH GOLD CLUB CLASS BUT NOW I THINK THEY WILL EVENTUALLY HAVE ONLY 4 SMALLER SCREENS.LOT OF BANGING AND BREAKING GOING ON AS MANY RESTAURANTS ARE NOWHERE NEAR COMPLETION STILL.ITS NOWHERE NEAR AS GOOD AS THE MALLS IN OTHER METROS LIKE FORUM OR GARUDA IN BANGALORE,INORBIT OR PHEONIX IN MUMBAI.ITS RETAIL IS VERY LIMITED,FOOD COURT IS OK AT BEST.KFC STILL NOT OPEN YET.AND THERE IS NO MCDONALDS HERE OR IN CHENNAI YET.HOW AWFUL FOR US ALL WHO LIVE IN CHENNAI.NO GOOD WORLD CLASS MALL WITH MULTIPLEX FUNCTIONING YET IN CHENNAI TODAY AND WE ARE ALMOST COMING TO THE END OF 2006.MOST OTHER METROS HAVE ATLEAST A 4-5 MALLS WITH MULTIPLEXS.WE NEED GOVERMENT IN TAMIL NADU TO LEND FULL SUPPORT AND CO-OPERATION TOWARDS THE RAPID DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH OF ORGANISED RETAIL AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ITS PEOPLE SO IT CAN COMPLIMENT THE RAPID IT AND HOUSING GROWTH.EASE VARIOUS NORMS AND CLEARANCES FOR CINEMA SCREENS SO MALLS CAN COME UP FAST AND WE CAN CATCH UP WITH OTHER METROS AND SOMEDAY LOOK TO BEAT THEM COMPLETELY.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:30 PM  

  • but am sure city centre will pull its string together..cos it is owned by a dubai based grp..who are stinking rich

    By Anonymous godo, at 2:56 AM  

  • Chennai Citi Centre Mall is being developed by the ETA Group.But the delays have been endless.The restaurants like KFC where supposed to open a couple of months back and the Inox Cinema was scheduled for August opening.Both these are delayed by probably anothet month mor or two.Dont these mall developers adhere to deadlines?!?....Chennaiates are desperate for a good new world-class multiplex to watch the latest regional and English cinema in a comfortable and modern ambience.Most people are quite bored with Sathyam Cinemas.They want atleast a couple of options now in the city.Mayajaal probably second to Sathyam,the only other option is too far from the city centre for most.Inox opening would be a great event in Chennai.It is sure to evoke tremendous intrest throughout the city.It would mark the begining of the mall multiplex generation in Chennai.Something that is well established in most other metros in India today.Chennai must have many more considering the size and position it holds in our country

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:16 PM  

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