Shopping Malls mean different things to different folks.
For some, it’s simply a place to shop till they drop. A place to chill, grab some chops and hang out with friends. Or, somewhere to go watch the latest blockbuster movie from Nollywood, Gollywood or Hollywood.
Residents of Maryland and its environs can now enjoy all of these services and more, at the new Maryland Mall. The mall will open its doors to members of the public on Tuesday, 28th June 2016, after a formal opening event which will be attended by media and leaders from Nigeria’s business, government, civil society and academic sectors.
With over 40 local and international retail brands, a basement car park for with a capacity for over 200 cars, and a fantastic location right in the heart of the city, the exterior of this carefully designed mall will also hoist a 550 square meter LED screen, the largest in Sub-Sahara Africa. This unique feature will set it apart from any other retail complex in Africa’s most populous nation.
Currently, only 2% of Nigerians shop in formal retail supermarkets compared to 60% of South Africans, 30% of Kenyans, 4% of Ghanaians and 2% of Cameroonians.
For those familiar with the Maryland area and the fast growing city of Lagos, the arrival and location of this new mall facility is certainly a welcome development.
Residents of Maryland and Mende, Anthony Village, Ilupeju, Ikeja GRA, Ojota, Ketu, Yaba, Oshodi, Gbagada Phases 1 and 2 and of course, the entire communities along the Ikorodu Road axis can now boast of a friendly, neighborhood mall to go to.
Shoprite, Genesis Deluxe Cinemas, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Barcelos, Euphoria Smoothies, Shuttles, The Place Restaurant, Chicken Republic, Essenza, Funtasticaland, Wakanow, STORM London, Skate City, Medplus Pharmacy, Asset Chemist, Nett Pharmacy, Samsung, Multichoice, Montaigne Place, Tecno Mobile, Twice as Nice, Little Weavers, Tesla Mobile, Plug Devices, LAX, Babybliss, Axa Mansard and Purple Money.
These are just some of the indigenous and international brands that now call Maryland Mall home.
This is all thanks to the foresight of Purple Capital Partners Ltd, the firm behind the Maryland Mall. Purple Capital Partners Limited (PCPL) began financing and developing the N5 billion retail, lifestyle and entertainment complex barely three years ago.
Today, the vision to upgrade the trade and urban lifestyle of this fast growing city has come alive.
The Maryland area aptly illustrates the various realities of city life. Located right in the middle of mainland Lagos, Maryland has been a residential district and a hectic hub of social activities for decades: it is also an economic and commercial nerve center; a major intersection connecting citizens and visitors alike to the major thoroughfares across the city, and a perfect exhibit of the city’s quest for affordable, urban development.
The Maryland Mall will offer citizens and visitors to Lagos alike the best of Retail, Entertainment and Lifestyle options to choose from.
About Purple Capital Partners Limited
Purple Capital Partners Limited (PCPL) is a specialist investment firm with business areas in Principal Investment, Private Equity and Real Estate. PCPL has raised over USD50million to fund its various projects in the retail, entertainment and leisure (REL) sectors over the last three years. Maryland Mall is PCPL’s flagship retail project.