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
Owner Tashir Group
No. of stores and services 116
Total retail floor area 43,500 square metres (468,000 sq ft)
No. of floors 3
Website Official web


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]

Overview[edit]

The mall was opened by the "Tashir Group" led by the Armenian-born Russian businessman Samvel Karapetyan. 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] A hypermarket from the Armenian "Yerevan City" chain was opened instead. However, Carrefour hypermarket was eventually opened in 2015, in the Yerevan Mall.

The mall is home to one of the largest jewelry centres in Yerevan.

Entertainment[edit]

On 18 November 2013, the "Cinema Star" multiplex cinema theatre was opened in the mall. "Cinema Star" is a Russian chain of cinemas that entered the Armenian market through its 6 halls in the Dalma Garden Mall. The multiplex is served by the Michael’s café-restaurant.[9]

The mall has a number of cafes and restaurants as well as a food court. It also has a bowling centre and the "Play Lab" children's playground.

Stores[edit]

Dalma Garden Mall is home to major international brands entering the Armenian market, including:

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