Gumberg India, a mall developer, has tied-up with the Spanish brand Zara as an anchor store for its North Country mall in Mohali, Chandigarh. With over 80 percent of the mall already pre-leased, it is expected to become operational by November 2012. The construction of the mall began in November 2010.
The North Country mall spreads over 21.6 acres and claims to be the biggest mall in Punjab having a retail space of over 1 mn sq.ft. The mall will house 14 anchors including a 9 screen multiplex with IMAX theatre by Big Cinema; a 36,000 sq.ft food court and fine dining outlets; 100,000 sq.ft. hypermarket by Reliance, Zara, Lifestyle, Shoppers Stop, Marks & Spencer, Kapsons, Reliance Trends, Funcity, Timeout, Footprint, Store 99; and over 250 shops.
Speaking on the occasion B. Anantharaman MD and CEO, Gumberg India, said: “It will be a revolutionary shopping experience for the consumers in the tri city of Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.”
All anchors in the mall will be offered respective spaces for fitout in April 2012. The vanilla shops will be given space for fitout in July 2012. Along with Zara as an anchor store, Inditex group is also planning to bring its fashion brands such as Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius & Oysho to the mall.