Pudong to open five new shopping centers this year
No 1 Yaohan at No 501 Zhangyang Road, Pudong New district [Photo/WeChat account: pdnews]
A total of 30 shopping centers are expected to open in Shanghai this year, including five in Pudong, according to an annual report on the development of the city's shopping centers released by local authorities on April 16.
The 30 shopping centers each cover an area of more than 30,000 square meters. Among the 30, 27 are newly built and three have been renovated.
The five in Pudong are Xinhuan Square, Xintian 360 Plaza, Zhangjiang Dolphin Bay, Haiyin U City and Yunhui Tiandi. They are located in areas such as Kangqiao town, Zhoupu town, and Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park. Xinhuan Square, which covers a floor area of 41,000 sq m, will be the first shopping center in Xinchang town.
The report also showed that 32 newly-built shopping centers covering an area of more than 30,000 sq m each opened in Shanghai last year, including eight in Pudong, more than any other regions of the city. The centers were mostly located in suburban areas, communities, and economic development zones.
L+Mall in the Lujiazui financial district [Photo/WeChat account: pdnews]
By the end of 2019, Pudong was home to 66 shopping centers covering an area of more than 30,000 sq m, more than any other district in Shanghai.
The centers are working to improve their services and introduce more popular fashion brands, roof gardens, pet centers, and creative cultural products.
Industry insiders suggested that more adjustments be made to the operations and environment of shopping centers in 2020 to adapt to new consumption trends resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak.