1st Avenue Mall

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1st Avenue Mall
View To 1St Avenue Komtar City Mall - panoramio.jpg
1st Avenue Mall at night
Location George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Coordinates 5°24′47″N 100°19′51″E / 5.413076°N 100.330967°E / 5.413076; 100.330967Coordinates: 5°24′47″N 100°19′51″E / 5.413076°N 100.330967°E / 5.413076; 100.330967
Opening date November 2010
Owner 1st Avenue Mall Sdn Bhd
No. of anchor tenants 2 (Parkson, TGV Cinemas)
Total retail floor area 655,000 sq ft (60,900 m2)
No. of floors 10, Including basement and ground floor
Website www.1st-avenue-mall.com.my

1st Avenue Mall is a shopping mall in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It is located at Magazine Road, next to Komtar and Prangin Mall, and is linked to both buildings via overhead bridges.

Initially planned as Phase 4 of the Komtar project, 1st Avenue Mall was eventually developed by a private developer and opened to the public in 2010. Upon its completion, it competes directly against the adjacent Prangin Mall and has since attracted a variety of well-known international fashion brands, including H&M, Skechers, Cotton On and Victoria's Secret.[1]

At present, the mall has two anchor tenants - Parkson and TGV Cinemas. The latter operates a cineplex at the top floor of the shopping mall, also dubbed as Cloud 8.

1st Avenue Mall has a total of seven retail floors, including a sub-basement level.[2]

Interior of 1st Avenue Mall

Retail Outlets[edit]

Parkson and H&M outlets

One of the two main anchor tenants of 1st Avenue Mall, Parkson, occupies 95,000 sq ft of the first four floors within the mall. Other than Parkson, the major fashion names that have set up outlets within 1st Avenue Mall include H&M, Skechers, Cotton On, Victoria's Secret, Giordano, Charles & Keith and Hush Puppies.[2]

In addition, there are a number of restaurants, cafes and beverage outlets within 1st Avenue Mall, including Texas Chicken, Starbucks, Baskin-Robbins, Kenny Rogers Roasters and Chatime.

Entertainment[edit]

1st Avenue Mall is home to a variety of entertainment options. The other main anchor tenant of the mall, TGV Cinemas, operates an eight-screen cineplex at Cloud 8, the top floor of the shopping mall. At the time of its launching, it was the first TGV Cinemas outlet on Penang Island.

Other entertainment outlets within the mall include a laser tag arena, an escape room and a karaoke joint. The laser tag and escape room outlets, which are run by Laser OPS and The Escape Room respectively, are located at the third floor, while the karaoke joint also shares the Cloud 8 with the TGV Cineplex.[2]

Location[edit]

1st Avenue Mall is situated in the centre of George Town, along Magazine Road, next to Komtar and Prangin Mall.

Getting Here[edit]

1st Avenue Mall's location at the heart of George Town, right next to the Rapid Penang bus terminal in Komtar, makes it easily accessible to locals and tourists alike. One can take the free-of-charge Rapid Penang CAT bus from anywhere within George Town's UNESCO World Heritage Site to get to 1st Avenue Mall. As most Rapid Penang bus routes on Penang Island pass through the Komtar bus terminal, 1st Avenue Mall can also be reached via any Rapid Penang bus heading to Komtar.

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