Published On : Sat, Dec 8th, 2012

Empress- Does it really Impress?


A Festive Walk in Empress City Mall. Empress City Mall is one of Nagpur’s larger shopping malls, featuring more than 100 shops and outlets. Aimed at a more mass market audience than some of the exclusive malls in Nagpur , most of India’s  popular Brands  are represented here, such as  Pantaloons, Lifestyle, Big Bazar to name a few. Empress City is an integrated city spread across a sprawling area of 25 acres in the heart of Nagpur city.


This township encompasses shopping mall with multiplex, IT Park, commercial centres, luxury apartments and a 5-star hotel.

The Empress Mall is the only 9 lakh square feet mall in Nagpur and the biggest shopping mall in Eastern Maharashtra. This Mall is inarguably the first of its kind in Nagpur, not only because it is gigantic, but because of the fact that it offers a number of popular brands at one place.

If you want to explore the whole place in a go, you better come with lots of time as this Empress is in every way as grand as its name!

Though many a brands still haven’t arrived (including the much awaited McDonald’s), let us introduce you to all that is there (or will be there) in Empress Mall.

They’re joined by major international retailers such as Blackberry, Relience Trendz, Gini and Jony  . Of course this being Nagpur  the mall experience wouldn’t be complete without a few high end names like Tommy Hilfiger, Gucci, Versace are just some out  of a dozen or so more upmarket brands that have being placed under the lifestyle banner that definitely add glamour to the mall.

Giving below are the various categories of items available right from Clothing, Kids, Eateries, jewelry, lifestyle stores and others.

Anchor Stores



Reliance Trends

Reliance Digital

PVR Cinemas

Clothing Stores

Grab Store

Alcott (DLF brands Ltd)


Peter England

Van Huesen

John Players

Louis Philippe






Gini & Jony




Cafe Coffee Day (3 Outlets)

Cookie Man

Cafe Chocolade

Sunshine Kebabs

Dosa Plaza

Indian Fried Chicken (IFC)

Just Delicious


Log in

The Village

Nottee Bar and Restaurant




Reliance Digital.


Entertainment Zone


The Horror House

Paintball Nation

Opening Shortly

Marks and Spencers



Vero Moda


Storm 5D


Wills Lifestyle.

Even though the mall has stores of international and reputed brands and is popular with the higher middle and affluent class of the city, it still shows traces of unhygienic conditions on the basement floor and some staircases, and many of the stores are still unoccupied indicating over sized construction. PVR Cinemas multiplex is the most frequently visited attraction in the mall.

We leave the worst for the last…. The roads outside the malls gets filled on a Saturday because of the Chor bazaar which totally blocks the traffic and creates a jam which is unavoidable and one may get stuck in that for about an hour.



By Marcelo Azavedo