Taikang Terrace: Shanghai’s new tourism hot spot?
If you think you’ve explored all the narrow lanes and attic boutiques on Taikang Lu, think again.
Local property company Jingtai Real Estate has recently introduced a new area in the tourism and shopping cluster for tourists and Shanghai shopholics to explore.
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Named Taikang Terrace, the new compound was unveiled in September and boasts a different theme to the shikumen-focused neighbor Tianzifang -- it is revamped from a factory dating back to 1951.
The 2,800-square-meter shopping compound currently houses 12 stores and is pretty much untapped.
Last time when we were there, the loft-style space appeared extremely quiet compared to the busting Tianzifang next door.
So head over as soon as possible before troops of tourists discover the four-story building.
“We are expecting to accommodate 20 stores by the time we officially open,” said Vicky Yu, Taikang Terrace’s property manager. “Our biggest outlet is a two-story Japanese restaurant called Sakesan. It will open early next year.”
The area’s current tenants include Belgian beer bar Kaiba, Italian gelateria Le Crème, and art space The Gallery.
“There are all sorts of shops in Tianzifang with mixed qualities,” added Yu. “What Taikang Terrace wants to present is customized, high-end and refined brands.”
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Taikang Terrace is currently running on a trial basis and is expected to officially open in February 2012.
Click the above gallery to see our recommended stops in the current Taikang Terrace.
Taikang Terrace, No. 171, Jianguo Zhong Lu, near Ruijin Er Lu 建国中路171号, 近瑞金二路, opening hours depend on individual stores, www.taikangterrace.com