Chennai City Center Mall is the newest kid o the block with few more to follow the suit. It has been 'officially' open for a few months now, yet construction is still going on. This mall is the Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai closer to the beach.
Only two anchor stores, Landmark and Lifestyle are open now with few other smaller stores set open in the coming months.
Chennai City Center has a large atrium and has a few fast food restaurants in the open space. The aroma of the food pretty much filled the entire mall. I wonder what it would do the garments sold in the mall. The problem is with the ventilation system or the absence of it.
Chennai City Center Mall - Atrium. This is the only snap I could take before was asked NOT to take pictures.
With the organized retail industry is set to for big investments in the coming years, Chennai and other Indian cities are bound to have more malls like this one changing the landscape forever.
I am not sure why they don't let you take pictures. Wouldn't it be good publicity for them?ReplyDelete
The front picture of the mall is very beautiful and that must be the trend setter for future malls in major cities. The owners of the mall, probably, wants to keep a low key to keep the architecture exclusively for this mall; otherwise other new malls may copy that or make it some what around that mall design. If the designs are copy righted and patented, the owners would not have objected to your taking the picture. This mall resembles to the mall inside John Hopkins tower in Chicago without the elevator.ReplyDelete
How big is the mall and how many stores are there?
Interesting!. Funny to read about the aroma of the food. Ofcourse it will get to the clothes. So..is the ventilation bad?ReplyDelete
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Was there in June when I was in chennai. Reminded me a lot of the Burjuman centre in Dubai even the atrium and the coffee shops.ReplyDelete
I know we cannot avoid this kind of growth, there is a demand for such hangouts from the young, but I could not feel a pain somewhere for my old chennai and the old markets I used to love about chennai.
Don't know why... it would have gotten them more visibility..
This mall has only two anchor stores now .. but more smaller stores to come soon..
Yes.. the aroma / smell was really strong.. hope the mall guys do something about it..
Yes.. Chennai is changing and doing so in a hurry..
Informative blog. Good wide-angle picture. I live in the Bay Area, California and visited India in 2005. I am again visiting now in 2008, so this mall is new to me.ReplyDelete
"The owners of the mall, probably, wants to keep a low key to keep the architecture exclusively for this mall; otherwise other new malls may copy that or make it some what around that mall design." If what you hypothesize is true, then, my god, the roots of socialism run deep in India.
does ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION REGARDING THE ARCHITECTS WHO DESIGNED CITI CENTRE MALL IN CHENNAI?ReplyDelete