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Interior panorama of Istanbul Cevahir
|Address||Büyükdere Cad. No. 22 Şişli, Istanbul|
|Opening date||15 October 2005|
|Management||Jones Lang LaSalle|
|Owner||St Martins Property Group|
|No. of stores and services||343 shops
1 show stage
1 bowling hall
1 roller coaster
|Total retail floor area||420,000 m2 (4,521,000 sq ft) total floor area;
110,000 m2 (1,184,000 sq ft) rentable retail area.
|No. of floors||20|
Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre, also known as Şişli Kültür ve Ticaret Merkezi (Şişli Culture and Trade Centre) is a modern shopping mall located on the Büyükdere Avenue in the Şişli district of Istanbul, Turkey. Opened on 15 October 2005, Istanbul Cevahir was the largest shopping mall in Europe in terms of gross leasable area between 2005 and 2011, and is one of the largest in the world.
Istanbul Cevahir was built on a 62,475 m2 (672,000 sq ft) land plot at a cost of US$250 million. It has a total floor area of 420,000 m2 (4,521,000 sq ft) and a gross leasable area of 110,000 m2 (1,184,000 sq ft) for shops and restaurants. The six retail floors of the shopping centre house 343 shops (some of which are the first in Turkey to sell certain international brands); 34 fast food restaurants and 14 exclusive restaurants.
Other facilities include a large stage for shows and other events; 12 cinemas including a private theatre and a cinema for children; a bowling hall; a small roller coaster; and several other entertainment facilities.
The building's 2,500 m2 (26,910 sq ft) glass roof carries the second biggest clock in the world, with three-metre (10 ft) high digits.
Anchors and other stores
Some of the international brands in the shopping centre are as follows:
Adidas, Bata, Benetton, BSB, Converse, Debenhams, Divarese, Dockers, Dorothy Perkins, Esprit, Evans, Fornarina, Gloria Jean's, Guess World, Jack&Jones, Kappa, La Senza, Levi's, Lotto, Massimo Dutti, Miss Selfridge, Mothercare, Nine West, Peacocks, Reebok, River Island, Topshop, Top Man, Vero Moda, and Zara as well as food chains, Burger King, KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut and Starbucks.
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- Istanbulview: Istanbul Cevahir
- "About us". Official website. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- "About us". Official website. under "Management" tab. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
- Names of the stores on each of the 6 floors of Istanbul Cevahir, starting from the 1st Floor (Kat 1).
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