Taubman Asia and Wangfujing Group Co., Ltd Announce an Unprecedented Retail Lineup for CityOn.Zhengzhou Shopping Center
Zhengzhou – November 2, 2016 – Taubman Asia, a subsidiary of Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) and Wangfujing Group Co., Ltd (Shanghai Stock Exchange: 600859), today announced a strong collection of contemporary retailers set to open at CityOn.Zhengzhou in Henan province, Central China.
When it opens in March 16, 2017, CityOn.Zhengzhou will be 100 percent leased and 90 percent occupied with nearly 200 stores and restaurants. Located in the heart of Zhengdong New District, the six-level, 94,000 square meter (approximately one million square feet) shopping and dining destination will offer a curated mix of domestic, international and lifestyle brands from fast fashion to accessible luxury anchored by a four-level Wangfujing department store.
“We are thrilled to see our second China project coming to life in Zhengzhou,” said René Tremblay, president of Taubman Asia. “This project will contribute value to all Taubman shareholders as the Company realizes the value of its investment in Asia over the past several years. We are proud to unveil this unprecedented line up of stores and restaurants.”
Food lovers will be delighted by the variety of local, regional and international cuisine at all price points and in both seated restaurants and quick serve formats. The center will also include several family-friendly experiential, educational and entertainment offerings.
“CityOn.Zhengzhou will offer a stellar collection of the world’s most in-demand brands, many making their Central China debut at our center,” said Paul Wright, group vice president, leasing for Taubman Asia. “We are committed to creating an exceptional shopping, dining and entertainment experience for our shoppers in China and at all of our properties.”
“We are glad to be working with Taubman to bring to the local community a modern and contemporary shopping experience at the iconic CityOn.Zhengzhou. Meanwhile, we are bringing a significant investment, job opportunities, economic activities and a neighborhood-friendly project to Zhengdong New District,” said Yi Liu, chairman of Wangfujing Group Co., Ltd.
CityOn.Zhengzhou stores and restaurants include:
LuDao store (member)
VEROMODA nordic by nature
WanZhi Hui Biao Hang
Acasiafood village (featuring 14 food vendors)
FuRong Xiang Cheng Du Ming Xiao Chi
G-Super-GREENLAND DIRECTGLOBAL GOODS
GB kids station
LiangCheng Ji A San Sheng Jian
Shen Quan Men Guan
Shi Fen You Hui
So We New
Wan Quan Bu Tong
Xue Mi Da
Zheng Shi Yi
Final listof tenants subject to change and final confirmation.
For more information aboutCityOn.Zhengzhou, visit www.cityoncenter.com.
From fast fashion to accessible luxury, complimented by a unique collection of domestic and international designer and lifestyle brands, the retail line-up at CityOn.Zhengzhou is destined to meet the diverse needs of consumers in the region. CityOn.Zhengzhou will also delight food lovers by offering a wide selection of local, regional and international cuisine, across all price-points and in both seated restaurants and quick service formats. CityOn.Zhengzhou will offer families a number of kid-friendly experiential, educational and entertainment offerings.
About Taubman Asia
Taubman Asia is a subsidiary of U.S. Mall operator Taubman Centers - a leader in the shopping center industry. Taubman Asia is the platform for Taubman Centers' expansion into China and South Korea and focuses on owning, managing, and/or leasing high-quality and sustainable retail real estate projects in Asia that leverage Taubman's strong retail planning design and operational capabilities. For more information about Taubman Asia, visit www.taubmanasia.com.
Taubman Centers is an S&P Mid Cap 400 Real Estate Investment Trust engaged in the ownership, management and/or leasing of 26 regional, super-regional and outlet shopping centers in the U.S. and Asia.Taubmanal U.S.-owned properties are the most productive in the publicly held U.S. regional mall industry. Founded in 1950, Taubman is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Taubman Asia, founded in 2005, is headquartered in HongKong. www.taubman.com.
About Wangfujing Group Co., Ltd
Founded in 1955 at China’s busiest commercial street in Beijing, Wangfujing Group Co., Ltd has enjoyed a history of over 60 years.
Over the last 60 years as China transformed to a market-oriented economy, Wangfujing Group Co., Ltd has enjoyed a reputation at home and abroad as evolving from the first store of new China to the top department store in China, leading the retail industry development. Never having deviated from its original mission, the group continues to be recognized as the industry leader, committed to transforming its traditional department store business into a modern retail group.
The group’s current sales network spans seven major economic zones in China, operating 50 large-scale retail stores, covering various retail formats including department stores, shopping malls and outlets business formats. The group offers an operating area of approximately 2 million square meters.
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