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space u8 in Shah Alam welcomes five major tenants

SHAH ALAM: Mainstay Development Sdn Bhd, the developer of the RM220 million space u8 mall in Bukit Jelutong township, welcomed five of its major tenants during its tenancy signing ceremony on Tuesday, May 3.

The five pioneer outlets announced during the signing ceremony are: MBO Cineplex, featuring seven halls with a total capacity of 1,400 patrons; a 24-lane bowling centre called Shalin's Bowl by national bowler Shalin Zulkifli; Fresh Boulevard, which offers 18,000 sq ft of fresh produce, meat and poultry; a 15,000 sq ft food court called Space Wok; and fanpastico, the first pasta restaurant chain.

Scheduled for a soft opening by July, the mall offers a total gross lettable area of 600,000 sq ft as well as a 70,000 open courtyard. The mall offers rental rates between RM2 to RM30 psf depending on size and location. The developer is keeping a third of the mall for its recurring income as well as to manage its major tenants. The official opening is expected sometime in November.

"Without doubt, space u8 will be offering dining, entertainment and retail experiences which the residents of Shah Alam and its environs have never had so conveniently close to them before as it is located just 15 minutes from Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Subang Jaya, Kelana Jaya, Denai Alam and Klang," space u8 CEO Raja Ahmad Nizam Raja Razali said.

"The lifestyle outlets we are welcoming today are just the first of what is to come as space u8 develops into a sought after location and popular destination for those who do not want to head towards Kuala Lumpur."

Datuk Mohd Jaafar Mohd Atan, the mayor of Shah Alam who was present to witness the signing ceremony, said: "In the next 5-7 years, I am sure space u8 will be one of the most vibrant centres in Shah Alam. We very much welcome this mall as we need a place for families, a place for businesses and recreation to make Shah Alam more vibrant."

Mainstay Holdings Sdn Bhd group CEO Ang Teck Seong said they expect 500,000 visitors during the mall's first month of opening. The first event to be held in space u8 would be the Super Car Charity Challenge from May 18-22.

Meanwhile, other restaurants set to open in the mall include Uncle Lim kopitiam, Sari Ratu, Famous Thai and Subway. The developer is also currently in talks with several banks to open branches in space u8.

space u8 is Malaysia's first eco-mall, sitting on a foundation of used tyres, which dissipate heat from the ground to reduce the building's temperature and help maintain the atrium at 25ºC.

(From left) Mainstay Holdings executive chairman Raja Mohd Azmi Raja Razali, Mohd Jaafar, MBO Cineplex chief operating officer Ikmal Nizam Ariffin, Fresh Boulevard executive director David Woon, fanpastico director Simon Laeuchli, Raja Ahmad Nizam, Shalin, Ang and Space U8 Property Management Sdn Bhd director of retail/deputy chairman Terry Teo Swee Leng at the signing ceremony. Photo: Abdul Ghani Ismail of The Edge Malaysia

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