New food, retail options as part of Great World City revamp

An artist's impression of the refurbished Great World City. The first phase of its facelift will be completed this month.
An artist's impression of the refurbished Great World City. The first phase of its facelift will be completed this month.PHOTO: ALLGREEN PROPERTIES

Japanese supermarket Meidi-Ya and renowned ramen restaurant Hototogisu Ramen are among the new additions to Great World City that will open in the coming months with the completion of the mall's first phase of refurbishment.

The $50 million facelift, which began in April, will see the mixed-use development in River Valley add 50 new tenants and three main access points to the upcoming Great World MRT Station on the Thomson-East Coast line.

The Great World MRT stop will be ready in 2021.

The mall remains open during its redevelopment, which will be completed by 2020.

The first phase, which will be completed this month, includes an additional entrance at Kim Seng Promenade, a line-up of new retail and dining options, and the relocation of existing tenants, owner Allgreen Properties said in a statement on Thursday.

Hototogisu Ramen, popular for its clam and pork broth, will open its second outlet in Singapore at the mall this month. The restaurant, which opened its first outlet here at Chijmes in June, originates from Konjiki Hototogisu Tokyo, which was recently awarded one Michelin star in the Tokyo Michelin Guide 2019.

Other new eateries include Mavrx Coffee Bar, Din Tai Fung, Tim Ho Wan, Ho Fook Hei Soy Sauce Chicken, Imperial Treasure Steamboat, Ya Kun Kaya Toast and Four Seas Fish Grill.

 
 

Meidi-Ya supermarket will open in June next year, complementing anchor tenant Cold Storage, Allgreen said.

Several existing tenants including Toys 'R' Us, Food Junction and Amazonia have been relocated within the mall.

Family entertainment centre Amazonia, located on level three, will reopen this month with a new Northern Lights concept, indoor trampoline and virtual reality zones, the statement said.

Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo and pet care retail chain Pet Lovers Centre also opened in September.

The mall's food and beverage offerings will increase from 20 per cent to 30 per cent of net lettable space when works are completed by the third quarter of 2020, Allgreen said in April.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 08, 2018, with the headline 'New food, retail options as part of Great World City revamp'. Print Edition | Subscribe