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
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Location Malatia-Sebastia District
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 www.dalma.am

Dalma Garden Mall is an enclosed shopping mall located near the Tsitsernakaberd hill in the Armenian capital Yerevan. It is the first mall opened 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 have been 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]

However, Carrefour hypermarket was eventually opened in 2015, in Yerevan Mall. The "City Gurman Supermarket" in the Dalma Garden Mall would be eventually rebranded as Carrefour (the City Yerevan supermarket chain was bought by Carrefour).