Jalandhar : India’s Largest Publishing House, with 5 decades of lineage, MBD Group after entering hospitality industry almost nine years back, has today launched MBD Neopolis Jalandhar’s first truly premium mall and multiplex. Owned and managed by the MBD Group, MBD Neopolis is spread over 250,000 sq ft of area and will entail a premium Mall and Multiplex. MBD Neopolis has a huge façade of 4544 sq mt and all the brands in the mall are atrium facing
The MBD Neopolis mall is the first of its kind mall in Jalandhar not only in terms of the brand mix it offers but also in terms of its high street location. The Group also launched its owned and operated food court and Bar “Gigabite” which is located at MBD Neopolis itself. MBD Neopolis Jalandhar is the second venture of the group under the same brand name. MBD Neopolis Ludhiana which entails a mall, multiplex and a 5 star Deluxe Hotel was launched two years back and has already made a mark of itself in Ludhiana.
A power packed performance by Jimmy Felix marked the launch of MBD Neopolis.
MBD Group under the leadership of its Founder Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra has already marked its presence in the state of Punjab by completely dominating and leading the education sector with quality content. With MBD Neopolis the group is all set to revolutionize the lifestyle quotient of Punjab with a shopping experience which is at par with international standards. Since MBD group has its roots in the state of Punjab, it has always been committed towards ushering in the best products and brands in the state and also in creating employment opportunities for the people.
MBD NEOPOLIS is a new destination for a complete entertainment & retail experience with premium retail brands, anchor store by Shopper’s Stop, Multiplex by PVR, World Food Lounge and Bar Gigabite. Some of the vanilla brands at the mall include Gant, French Connection, , jack& Jones, Calvin Klien, Woodland, Tommy Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger Travelgear, Blackberry, Nike, Levis, Kazo, Add on and many more premium brands.
The anchor store “Shopper’s Stop” is spread over 3 floors (Ground ,1st and 2nd).Shoppers Stop is one of the leading retail stores in India. Shoppers Stop retails a range of branded apparel and private label under the following categories of apparel, footwear, fashion jewellery, cosmetics, leather products, accessories and home products.
The entertainment option at MBD Neopolis will be one of the best in the city having 1100 seats including gold class with premier reclining seating. The multiplex is by PVR which is one of the largest and most premium film entertainment companies in India. PVR currently operates a cinema circuit consisting of 162 screens spread over 21 key cities in India.
MBD Neopolis also brings in hypermarket by Big Bazaar . Located at the lower ground floor Big Bazaar offers a wide range of merchandise including fashion and apparels, food products, general merchandise, furniture, electronics, books, fast food and leisure and entertainment sections
According to Mrs Satish Bala Malhotra, Chairperson MBD Group “MBD Group has its roots deep into Punjab from where my husband Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra started his entrepreneurial journey. This venture is very close to our heart because it was my husband’s dream to setup a premium mall like MBD NEOPOLIS in our home town.”
Speaking on the occasion Ms Monica Malhotra Kandhari, Senior Director, MBD Group said, “Quality, Trust and professionalism are three pillars of MBD and we have ensured that we continue to have them in all our ventures. We have already created a successful brand of MBD Neopolis in Ludhiana and we are all set to repeat the same success in Jalandhar also. It has been our endeavor to give Jalandhar the best of brands under one roof along with a memorable shopping experience and I am sure with MBD Neopolis we will offer nothing but the best to the city and its people. ”
MBD Neopolis and Gigabite are owned and managed venture of the group. Unlike usual developers who are just interested in building the property , MBD has created a distinct identity of its own by working hand in glove with the retailers and taking the experience of a shopper to a completely new level. The management of MBD Neopolis by MBD will be a differentiator compared to any other mall in India.
According to Ms Sonica Malhotra, Director MBD Group “MBD group has always believed in owning and managing its own properties. We have been successfully managing all our real estate and hospitality ventures and I am very sure that with our expertise and with the highly qualified and experienced team that we have built up we will achieve similar success in our upcoming projects”
Located at the 3rd floor of MBD Neopolis is “Gigabite”- a one of its kind concept of food court. Spread over 20,000 square feet space Gigabite will be the first food court and bar in India which will have an extensive buffet of food items where one gets to eat unlimited food at an unbelievable price of Rs 249 onwards. It will also have a separate bar and an all day dining which will be the best in the city not only in terms of the food and beverage options but also in terms of the service standards. Gigabite Express at the Ground floor caters to the needs of the ones who want a quick bite while shopping at the MBD Neopolis.
Commenting on this new concept, Ms Sonica Malhotra Kandhari (Director, MBD Group) says “With blessings of God and best wishes of our father Shri A K Malhotra we are re-inventing Food Courts to a larger than life experience. We already have an expertise in developing award winning food and beverage concepts and with that we are re-inventing the concept of food court with this world class experience where our battery of chefs shall prepare the best of cuisine to leave that long lasting experience..”
Brands like French connection, Jack & Jones, Shopper’s Stop, and Gant are entering into jalandhar as exclusive stores for the first time with MBD Neopolis.
The mall has been designed as per the vaastu specifications and lightning used in the mall is environment friendly
A well laid out zoning plan and space allocation has been done after significant length of studying the developments in Punjab and analyzing international formats. To ensure that each floor is frequented by visitors, every Floor has retail magnets, which attract natural footfall. Such deliberate planning is being consciously executed so that every retailer finds it a viable business proposition.
MBD is one of the largest publishing house in India which has already made its strong presence felt in the hospitality sector. With MBD Neopolis the Group is all set to create new benchmarks in the real estate industry.