Main Mall gets facelift

The esteem end of the Main Mall is set for an overhaul
The esteem end of the Main Mall is set for an overhaul

One of Gaborone’s oldest shopping malls, Main Mall is due for a major face lift as a creative agency will soon introduce pop-up retail business models in the area.

Pop up retailing is a non-traditional trade, also known as pop-up shop—whereby short-term and temporary retail and other events are hosted, according to project manager, Kago Monageng from the company at the forefront of the transformation.

Planned in 1963 in preparation for Botswana’s independence, the Main Mall is the oldest in the city, and is tucked in between the Civic Centre and the National Assembly. With the mushrooming of new and modern shopping malls, with prospects of enhanced shopping and relaxation experiences, the death of the Main Mall was predicted in the early 2000s.

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