I was perusing yesterday’s newspaper posted by @highschooler and saw there is another new mall called Spur in Ruiru.
I feel that these malls are just too many for a small city like Nairobi. Some of them I also notice have permanently “to let” sign boards. Also, nearly 3/4 of them do not qualify as malls based on the number of stores in them.
Check some of the malls that we have serving only 4 millions Nairobians.
Masaai Mall- Rongai
Thika road is the biggest problem. TRM and Garden City are too close together. The replication of stores in the same vicinity is too much. Same problem with James Gichuru Rd. Having Junction, The Point and Lavington Mall in that short a distance will be disastrous. One will start turning into office blocks
malls along thika road cannot die,that region is just too populated,parking za mountain mall,trm na garden city are full throughout,ukiingia ndani hata mchana counter kuna lines mrefu,you have to queue for almost 10 mins just to buy a six pack