Chennai is a hustling bustling metropolitan city and is counted amongst the largest cites in India. Madras was an important trade center during the British rule and has been growing ever since. After the concepts of globalization and liberalization invaded the Indian markets, there has been a flood of international brands here. With this, the shopping mall culture is spreading at a speed not known before. Shopping Malls are mushrooming with the speed of fire and have completely changed the face of the city.
The City Centre
This mall was built quite recently and has a sprawling shopping area of 1, 50,000 sq. ft. It has emerged to be one of the most promising entertainment destinations and has added a new dimension to the city’s look. Located at the heart of the city, the mall is quite near to Marina beach, Kapaleeswarar temple and Santhome Basillica. So naturally the mall attracts a lot of tourists too.
Considerable number of outlets in the mall occupies lifestyle and landmark, housing top brands. The food court also offers some wide array of dishes and beverages that provide a refreshing break from the shopping binge. The mall with its elaborate architecture offers a flurry of outlets of top brands. For the movie lovers, the mall has INOX.
It is situated on Mount Road in Anna Salai. This mall is the oldest in India and is one of the earliest modern landmarks in the Chennai. Originally built during the British Raj, the mall was rebuilt in 1985 on the same site where the original Spencer’s departmental store once existed. When built, the mall was one of the biggest shopping malls in South Asia. Today, it has a 125,000 sq ft, fully air-conditioned area, housing more than 400 shops and is the preferred destination amongst kids and teenagers. Located at a nominal distance from the airport, it houses all the international leading brands. Now, shopping in the oldest mall of India should be something!
Express Avenue is Chennai’s largest shopping mall that spans 900,000 sq ft. The huge mall houses the largest gaming arcade in South India. The mall has a slew of shopping, business and leisure outlets belonging to some of the most premium brands known.