Namibia: First stores open at Keetmans Mall
Namibian.com.na - Dec 2nd 2013, 09:49
Hundreds of shoppers flocked to the Keetmanshoop Old Mutual Retail Centre last month after Crazy Stores became the first outlet to open its doors to the public with Fashion Express and Exact following suit.
Crazy Store manager Seth Kooitjie said by mid-afternoon on Friday about 300 shoppers had visited the outlet on opening day.
“We are pleased with the business we have made on the first day,” said Kooitjie.
One of the shoppers, Gert Matroos,said that local residents now do not have to travel to Windhoek for shopping anymore. “We have been waiting for this opening for a long time.”
The N$92 million retail centre was due to be officially opened on 1 November, but the official opening was postponed because the construction work is behind schedule.
The mall boasts of a 10 000 square metres of letting space, of which 95% will be for retail and the remaining 5% for office.
Well-known retailers such as Foschini, Markhams, Shoprite, Legit, Edgars, Jet and Mr Price, as well as food outlets such as Hungry Lion and Spur, and rental office space will form part of the centre.
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