Garuda Mall

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Garuda Mall
Bangalore garuda mall.jpg
Garuda mall entrance
Location Bangalore, Karnataka
India India
Coordinates 12°58′13″N 77°36′35″E / 12.970236°N 77.60975°E / 12.970236; 77.60975Coordinates: 12°58′13″N 77°36′35″E / 12.970236°N 77.60975°E / 12.970236; 77.60975[1]
Address Magrath Road
Opening date May, 2005
Developer Maverick Holdings and Investments
Owner Uday Garudachar; land owned by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike
No. of stores and services 120
Total retail floor area 126000 sq. Meters
No. of floors 6
Parking Multistorey Parking lot
Website Official website

Garuda Mall is a premier shopping mall in the city of Bangalore, India. It is situated on Magrath Road at the heart of the central business district in Bangalore, near Brigade Road. The mall has opened another branch in the Heritage City, Mysore near K.R. Circle.

Site and built-up area[edit]

The Garuda mall is spread out over 126,000 square meters and includes 30,000 square meters of shopping and entertainment space on six floors and 180 stores.

Mall facilities[edit]

  • Retail stores
  • Entertainment/activity centers
  • Multiplex cinemas (Inox)
  • Multi-storey parking
  • Food court
  • Multi-cuisine restaurants

Stores[edit]

  • Art and Photography: Presto Kiosk
  • Books and Stationary: William Penn
  • Children: Shoppers Stop, Westside, Archies Gallery and Mother care
  • Department Stores: Shoppers Stop, Westside
  • Fashion and Accessories: Forever 21, Aldo, Promod, Call it spring, Sunglass hut, Ray ban, Arrow, Mango, Allen Solly, Van Heusen, Louis Phillipe, Jashan, Soch, Allen Solly Women, Mustard, Levi's, Accessorize, LP Premium, Baggit, , Mint, Exclusive Demoza Kiosk at 2nd floor.
  • Fashion Lingerie: Enamor, Forever New
  • Footwear: Reebok, Adidas originals, Nike, Soles, Puma
  • Gold and Jewelry: Sia Art, Dev's
  • Health and Beauty: Sand, Health and Glow, Inglot, Color bar
  • Home Furnishings: Fab India, Pure home and living
  • Mobiles and Accessories: ,Imagine, Capdase, Jumbo
  • Specialty Stores: The Body Shop, Zimson, Just watches, Swarovski, Hidesign, , Timex, Exclusive Casio Kiosk 1st
  • Miscellaneous: Samsonite,See & Take
  • ATM and Finance: Citibank, HSBC,
  • Coffee Shops: Kalmanee Koffee

Controversies[edit]

The mall has come under criticism for its safety measures as the lift in the mall had crashed in 2005[2] and, in a separate incident, a boy had died of fall from a higher floor in 2007.[3]

Garuda Mall is built on the land owned by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), and the two parties have a history of conflicts over profit sharing.[4] The BBMP and Garuda Mall have a memorandum of agreement on a 48%-52% basis.[5]

In January 2011, the BBMP Standing Committee (Markets) decided to carry out a surprise inspection of the mall. According to the Committee chairman and Basaveshwaranagar Ward S corporator SH Padmaraj, they had received complaints of "building deviation by the mall-owner". Padmaraj alleged that the mall was cheating BBMP while housing more than 80 shops on a single floor, while paying a monthly rent of 3.5 million to the BBMP for only 80 shops. He also alleged that the mall had encroached upon a stormwater drain and had converted a parking lot into a food court, violating the agreement.[5] The mall's majority owner Uday Garudachar claimed that the committee members had no right to conduct an inspection without his permission. He also alleged that the inspection was carried out because he had refused the corporators' demand for a bribe.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Garuda mall". Garudamall.net. 2014-01-09. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  2. ^ "Lift in Garuda Mall was overloaded". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 12 July 2005. 
  3. ^ "6-year-old dies after falling from 4th floor of city mall". The Hindu. 2011-01-30. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  4. ^ "Standing panel's surprise visit at Garuda Mall". The New Indian Express. 2011-01-30. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 
  5. ^ a b c "BBMP members asked me for a bribe, says owner of Garuda mall Garudachar". DNA. 2011-01-30. Retrieved 2011-02-25. 

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