New Shopping Centre to open in Suva

‘Damodar City Centre’ is Fiji’s most eagerly awaited shopping centre development, scheduled for opening during the first quarter of 2013.

The multimillion dollar complex will house state-of-the-art Cinemas including a V Max and a Premier Class cinema, a large supermarket, food court with seating capacity of 500, a major department store, various specialist stores, children’s play area, fine dining restaurants and a large car park.

The Project is modeled to change Fiji’s experience of movies, food, shopping, leisure and entertainment.

Situated along Grantham Road in Suva, in the heart and capital of all sporting and entertainment events, Damodar City is walking distance from the University of the South Pacific (which has 14,000 students) and the main sporting facilities of Fiji (National Stadium, Damodar City Aquatic Centre, National Gymnasium, Vodafone Arena and National Hockey Turf) which jointly have an annual walk in traffic of over 800,000.

The largest of the venues is the National Stadium, which is currently being upgraded to accommodate a seating capacity of over 23,000 persons. It is expected to be ready in April 2013 to host large domestic and international events.

The surrounding dense population is another market catchment for business houses at the Centre and hence Damodar City promises to be a hive of continuous activity throughout the year.

Major tenants

As for leasing of the tenancies, so far, several large and successful businesses in Fiji have already been secured.

They include the following:

Damodar Event Cinemas Limited, a joint venture between Damodar Brothers (Films) Ltd of Fiji and Amalgamated Holdings Limited (AHL) of Australia. AHL is one of Australia’s premier entertainment, hospitality and tourism and leisure companies.

Telecom Fiji Limited, owners and operators of the largest telephone network in the country.

The Hot Bread Kitchen, Fiji’s most renowned bakery

Gloria Jean’s Coffees, the biggest international coffee franchise in Fiji

Matrix Holdings, the parent company of Victoria Wines, Bad Dog Café and the renowned O’Reilly’s Bar and ‘Shenanigans.’ The company will be opening a new specialty wine bar and an up market bistro at the Centre.

/Bank of the South Pacific (BSP), one of the largest and most successful banking organisations in the South Pacific, with a proud and established reputation in Papua New Guinea, bought out the previous Colonial National Bank in Fiji.

So far, approximately 75% of the lettable space has been taken but some specialty tenancies are still being sought, particularly in the fine dine restaurant market.

Overseas companies

The Centre will be looking at operators outside Fiji so that an international flavour is introduced to the tenancy mix.

Some of the remaining 25% of the activities still to be filled include shoe and bag shop, pizza outlet in the food court, gold jewellery, children’s toy and clothing store, ladies and gents clothing shop, Indian sari shop, fine dine Indian, Mexican, Italian and Thai restaurant

More details on the Centre can be obtained from our Facebook Page: Damodar City Centre or contact Carmelita Price on 00679- 7779305.

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