And, while the local government has been promoting the organised trade to improve the shopping experience, Maradu has especially become popular with mall developers. And, that’s largely due to the ease of accessibility from different parts of the city.
Lulu Mall is spread over 25 lakh sq ft and combines both retail and entertainment effectively. And, in tune with the growing aspirations of consumers in the city, it offers leading brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Rolex and Rado, amongst others. Apart from that, it has a nine-screen multiplex and a food court that seats 4,500. The popular quick service restaurants here include KFC and McDonalds.
This mall has set aside 22,000 sq ft to create an entertainment zone, and it would feature a 5,000 sq ft ice rink, a 5D cinema hall, bowling alleys, water rides and games arcades, amongst others.
And, you can also enjoy this experience over several days, as there is also a 300- room hotel by Marriott.
ABAD NUCLEUS MALL
It is the only mall-cum-office complex in south Kochi and it effectively combines the two. Consumer brands like Levi’s, Wrangler, Food Bazaar and Adidas are present here, and it also offers a 6D entertainment experience which combines hall effects like water, wind, smell and smoke along with a 3D screen. And, given its location, several corporates are also expected to set up
offices here shortly. This mall also a parking facility for 350 four-wheelers and 400 twowheelers.