Of malls, empty ones and those that entertain! Apr 27, 2012

A few days ago, I decided to park in the basement of a new, large mall in Gurgaon. When I say new, I guess it must be a year old. We give retail spaces a long birthing period here in Gurgaon now. Earlier, no sooner than a mall opened, shops would mushroom inside and it would become the latest hip destination for people from within and outside the city to hang out in, mostly without purpose!

So this ‘new’ mall, which is called MGF Mega City Mall and has Lifestyle as its anchor tenant along with SPAR Hypermarkets, looks like this…..

We (Aadyaa and me on our way to the building next door that houses our bank!) come out of the elevator, cannot find the exit, there are no people to ask….you get the drift!

Here on Sohna Road, where I live, they continue to build retail space. A short stretch of about 3 kms now has 4 malls, only one of them with any decent level of occupancy. Its a depressing situation and I avoid going to malls like the plague (except to watch movies, because there is nowhere else to watch them!)!

Last Friday, a few of us families took our kids to the set of malls at Vasant Kunj. We did the very mall-y things like rides in the kiddie amusement center, spent time at the play area, walk around aimlessly, eat, check out the loos! I have to admit it was fun, mostly because of the company and because the malls had open shops in them, and people! Duh!

Mishu and Myrah enjoying the car experience!

Udai waiting for the roller coaster ride to begin...

Aadyaa driving a stationery car and Myrah in the back seat

Aadyaa climbing, papa watching....roz ki kahaani :)

Hey Hansa! What're you doing in there?

 

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One thought on “Of malls, empty ones and those that entertain! Apr 27, 2012

  1. Isn’t it called Metropolis?
    And that road itself has like, what, nine malls?! After Metropolis, I think the mall culture has really started to die in Gurgaon, which is probably a good thing!

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