Featured above: Lady M’s Mille Crêpes. The New York cake boutique will soon open a store in Singapore.
PHOTO: Lady M
To coincide with other developments or keep pace with customers’ expectations, several malls here have undergone revamps. The latest to announce plans yesterday was Marina Square Shopping Mall.
The redevelopment will be split into two phases, with the first phase, a 50,000-sq-ft food enclave called The Dining Edition, set to be completed by June.
With renovation costs of about $15 million, it will offer shoppers a diverse mix of dining options, comprising 16 mid-scale to upscale restaurants, bistros, cafe-bakeries, and coffee joints.
Some eateries, such as renowned New York City cake boutique Lady M, will be in Singapore for the first time.
Phase Two will cost about $80 million and will see a new 200,000-sq-ft retail wing being built at the mall’s open space facing Marina Bay and the Esplanade. It is slated to be completed by the end of next year.
Marina Square Shopping Mall was launched in 1986, and last underwent a major revamp between 2003 and 2006, at a cost of $100 million. Ms Chan expects that the latest redevelopment will increase human traffic to the mall by about 10 to 20 per cent.
This article was originally published in Mypaper on April 18, 2013. Read the full article on omy.sg here.