South City Mall

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South City Mall
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South City Mall on its 4th Anniversary
Location 375, Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata - 68
Coordinates 22°30′05″N 88°21′42″E / 22.5014°N 88.3616°E / 22.5014; 88.3616Coordinates: 22°30′05″N 88°21′42″E / 22.5014°N 88.3616°E / 22.5014; 88.3616
Opening date 16 January 2008
Developer South City projects (Kolkata) Ltd.
Architect ICS Bentel Associates
No. of stores and services 167
No. of anchor tenants 6
Total retail floor area 1,025,000 sq ft (95,200 m2)
No. of floors 5
Parking 1,500 vehicles
Website southcitymall.in

South City Mall is a shopping mall in Kolkata, India and in the whole of West Bengal. Located on Prince Anwar Shah Road near the upper-middle class suburbs of Jodhpur Park, Lake Gardens, Dhakuria and Golf Green, it has been open since 16 January 2008.[1] It has a Gross Lease-able Area of 650,000 sq ft (60,000 m2) and parking for 2,500 vehicles.[2]

The mall was designed by retail specialist ICS Bentel Associates. Anchored by major stores like Pantaloons, Spencer's Retail and Shoppers Stop, there are also 134 other stores, a food court on the top floor and a INOX multiplex

The adjoining South City Township, with four 35-storey and one 15-storey residential highrises, was built by the same developer - South City Projects.[3][4]

Features[edit]

  • South City Mall houses a six screen INOX multiplex with over 1426 seats and plush sofa recliners both in the theatre hall and outside, at the lounge cum food court inside the multiplex's premises. It is often considered the most high-end, digitally and technically advanced, and overall the best multiplex in the city in terms of quality, quantity, ambience, luxury etc. However, after the opening of Quest Mall, the only luxury mall in eastern India, it is now debatable as many now believe that Quest has the best multiplex, with an in-house cafe, impeccable ambience, recliner seats and gourmet delicacies from around the world on offer.
  • It houses a food court called Food Talk, which contains kiosks of food from around the world. It also features some fine restaurants like Mainland China. Confectionery is available at Kookie Jar, The Cream and Fudge Factory, Swirl's, Candy Treat, The Cookie Man, Coffee World, Spencer's Bakery, Cafe Coffee Day

Gallery[edit]

South City Mall Panorama

Accident[edit]

One person was killed and three others were critically injured on Sunday when a ladder on which they were working inside a shopping mall here collapsed. The incident happened in the South City Mall, leading to pandemonium among visitors.The four workers were busy putting up banners while standing on a ladder when it collapsed. The injured workers were rushed to a nursing home where one of them was declared dead. Police reached the spot and were investigating if proper security measures were followed while undertaking the maintenance and decoration work.[5]

Fire at South City Mall[edit]

On 4 December 2016 which was a Sunday morning at 9:15 am fire broke out at South City Mall Food Court. People noticed black smoke engulfing the food court. Security guards immediately severed electric connections and alerted people watching the movie show in the multiplex.The movie which was running in the Inox Movie Theatre was stopped and viewers and visitors were taken out safely from South City Mall. No people were injured.15 fire tenders rushed to spot and controlled the fire. Fire minister Sovon Chatterjee visited the spot.[6] Following this incident the South City Mall management decided to shut down the mall for four months starting from February 1, 2017. During this temporary closure the mall is rumored to undergo some major makeovers to make it safer and more environment friendly.

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