Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Sunday, inaugurated the Lulu Mall -- the Abu Dhabi-based Lulu Group's fifth mall in the country -- in Lucknow.
Spread across 2.2 million square feet, the mall will be opened to the public from July 11, a release said.
Located at Amar Shaheed Path, Golf City, the mall will be home to some of the country's biggest brands including Lulu Hypermarket, Lulu Fashion Store and Lulu Connect, among others.
During its ground-breaking ceremony that was organised in Lucknow recently, the Lulu Group showcased its upcoming shopping mall projects, in Prayagraj and Varanasi, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, chief minister Yogi Adityanath and defence minister Rajnath Singh.
Apart from retail projects, the Group also announced a Rs 500-crore food processing hub, which is being constructed in Greater Noida, the release added.
The Lucknow mall houses 15 restaurants and cafes, apart from a food court with 25 brand outlets that has a capacity to seat 1,600 people.
It will have a dedicated wedding shopping arena with jewellery, fashion and premium watch brands.
"An 11-screen PVR superplex will be launched later this year. The mall will be equipped with a dedicated multi-level parking facility to accommodate over 3,000 vehicles," said an official.
Jayakumar Gangadharan, regional director of Lulu Group in Uttar Pradesh, said, "The mall will also house our own internationally popular indoor entertainment centre, Funtura and Lulu Hypermarket. The presence of some of India's biggest retail brands combined with a state-of-the-art food court and engaging entertainment outlets will make the mall a family destination."
The opening of the mall in Lucknow comes at a time when the Lulu Group has been expanding rapidly in India. The group has established malls in Kochi, Thrissur, Bengaluru and Thiruvananthapuram.
Lulu Group Chairman and Managing Director MA Yusuff Ali has already announced an extensive expansion plan for several major cities in India, including Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad and New Delhi in a bid to boost its footprint.
Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Lulu Group International is a highly diversified entity with operations spanning a vast geographical landscape, with more than 233 hypermarkets and 24 shopping malls across GCC countries, Egypt, Malaysia and Indonesia, the press release said.