Forum (Kolkata)

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This article is about a shopping mall in Kolkata. For The Forum mall in Bangalore, see The Forum (shopping mall).

Forum Mall is a shopping mall in the Bhowanipore area of Kolkata, India. It was initially conceived as an office tower; 80% of the foundation was complete before it was converted into a mall.[1] Currently it covers 200,000 square feet of area and has 125,000 square feet of retail area, and was opened to the public with the launch of Shoppers' Stop.[2] Its opening was credited with turning its neighbourhood from a quiet residential area into an upmarket shopping destination.[3] It has been noted for its excellent layout and signage.[4] The mall is constructed and owned by Rahul Saraf, Chairman of SAPL. The Mall also has a branch in Bhubaneswar named Forum Mart.

The tenants are diverse ranging from retail outlets to entertainment multiplex theatres to dining.[4] The mall offers paging services and a dedicated telephone exchange.[2] As of July 2003, the mall had parking space for 175 cars and planned to increase it to 700 cars in 18 months.[2]

Forum & Forum Courtyard
Forum & Forum Courtyard Mall
Forum Mall inside view (1)
Forum Mall

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bigger, better mall sequel - Grand designs for Bypass shopper stop". The Telegraph. 16 April 2005. Retrieved 11 July 2007. 
  2. ^ a b c "how kolkotans shop". IMAGES IV (6). July 2003. Archived from the original on 15 April 2007. Retrieved 11 July 2007. 
  3. ^ Niyogi, Subhro (5 February 2006). "Hooghly Highs". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 July 2007. 
  4. ^ a b Mitra, Moinak (5 September 2006). "The best malls in India". Rediff News. Retrieved 12 July 2007.