According to reports the new retailer will open officially on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
NextGen Mall manager Navin Shah highlighted how business at the mall has been difficult considering the prolonged election period.
“With all the politicking you expect a lot of anxiety. It is the first time in Kenya a mall is being sold to business people to put up offices and shops,” says Shah.
According to the NextGen Mall manager those interested in being tenants are being told to pay 10 per cent of the actual purchase while they pay off the rest in installments.
The new supermarket will be looking to attract customers from South B, South C and Diamond Park estates.
The Arabian retailer will occupy 90,000 square feet of space on the ground and first floors of NextGen.
“This will no doubt give the mall a bounce,” says Shah. “It will be the second biggest shopping space after Carrerfour at Two Rivers.”
The move comes in light of the recent exit of Nakumatt Supermarket which has been suffering from financial debts and setbacks leading to the closure of several of their malls across the country.
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