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.
Alcott (DLF brands Ltd)
Gini & Jony
Cafe Coffee Day (3 Outlets)
Indian Fried Chicken (IFC)
Nottee Bar and Restaurant
The Horror House
Marks and Spencers
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