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Taubman Asia opening centre in Xi’an

A modern shopping experience is promised in north-west China’s Xi’an city with the opening next month of a seven-level shopping centre, anchored by a Wangfujing Department Store.

The joint development has been developed by Hong Kong-headquartered Taubman Asia, a subsidiary of Taubman Centers, and the Wangfujing Group.

“We have taken a disciplined approach to growth in Asia and are thrilled to see our first China project come to life,” says Taubman Asia president Rene Tremblay.

Opening on April 28, the 90,000 sqm CityOn Xi’an shopping centre is in the heart of Xi’an’s new CBD and administrative center. It will have a mix of domestic and international designer and lifestyle brands from fast fashion to accessible luxury.

CityOn Xi’an shopping centre

It will also feature local, regional and international cuisine across all price-points and in both seated restaurants and quick-service formats, as well as child-friendly experiential, educational and entertainment offerings.

“There has been excellent tenant demand and we expect to well exceed 90 per cent
leasing at opening,” says Taubman Asia group VP for leasing Paul Wright. “The stellar line-up of brands shows great confidence in CityOn Xi’an.”

Tenants include:

Retail: Bershka, BJIL Moda, Candies, Coach, Forever 21, Gap, H&M, I Do, INXX, La Babite, La Chapelle Group, Ludao Ordinary Life, Massimo Dutti, Me&City, Monki, Muji, Nordic by Nature, Vero Moda, P+, Semir, Stradivarius, UR, Westlink, Yishion Classic, Zara and Zara Home.

F&B/entertainment/kids/lifestyle: Balabala, Cartoony World, Cousin Restaurant, Gymboree, Holiland, Impression of MaWei, Kids World, Kidsmoment, Ma La Kuai Le Ying, MusangKing, Nobleman Training Club, Open Life, Open Oven, Oscar International Cinemas, Pacific Coffee, PGL, Quan Zi/Jessie Wa/Brunch&Coffee, Romp n’Roll, Rong Li Ji, Skyland Food Court, Starbucks, Tanyu, Xi He Ya Yuan Peking Duck, Xu Ji Seafood.

Taubman Asia is a subsidiary of Taubman Centers, and the platform for the US mall company’s expansion into China and South Korea. Founded in 1950 with headquarters in Michigan, the parent company owns, manages and/or leases 23 regional shopping centres in the US and Asia.

Founded in Beijing in 1955, the Wangfujing Group is committed to transforming its traditional department store business into a modern retail group. Its sales network spans seven major economic zones in China with 46 large-scale retail stores in 28 cities, including department stores and shopping malls.

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