Dalma Garden Mall

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Coordinates: 40°10′48″N 44°29′19″E / 40.179906°N 44.488531°E / 40.179906; 44.488531

Dalma Garden Mall
Dalma Garden Mall.jpg
Location Yerevan, Armenia
Opening date October 2012
Developer Dalma Invest / Tashir Group
No. of stores and services 70
Total retail floor area 43,500 square metres (468,000 sq ft)
No. of floors 2
Website http://www.dalma.am/

Dalma Garden Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located near the Tsitsernakaberd hill in the Armenian capital Yerevan. It's the first mall built in Armenia. The project was announced in 2009,[1] and the mall opened in October 2012.[2][3][4] The mall was constructed by Tashir Group, which is led by Samvel Karapetian. President Serzh Sargsyan attended the opening ceremony.[5]

A planned Carrefour hypermarket, which would be the first in the country, reportedly fell through in February 2013 due to political corruption, because politician Samvel Aleksanyan's import business would be damaged by the competition.[6][7] The United States Ambassador to Armenia, John A. Heffern, has indicated that competition should be permitted and the store opened.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (23 October 2009). [http://www.armenianow.com/news/10712/from_dalma_gardens_to_dalma_mall_a From Dalma gardens to Dalma Mall: Armenian company launches the construction of the biggest shopping center in Yerevan, ArmeniaNow.com
  2. ^ Dalma Garden Mall opening, Repat Armenia
  3. ^ (20 October 2012). Dalma Garden Mall shopping and entertainment center opens in Yerevan, Panarmenian.net
  4. ^ (22 October 2012). Over 25 international brands represented in Dalma Garden Mall in Yerevan, ARKA News Agency
  5. ^ (10 October 2012).President Serzh Sargsyan attended the opening ceremony of the Dalma Garden Mall compound and visited the Armprodexpo exhibition, President.am
  6. ^ (5 February 2013). Zhamanak: Armenia turns down Carrefour hypermarket chain, News.am
  7. ^ (6 February 2013). French retailer Carrefour is being driven away from Armenian market by efforts of oligarch importers, Oratert.com
  8. ^ (6 February 2013). US Ambassador tweets for Carrefour in Armenia, ArmeniaNow.com