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Ginza’s largest ever shopping complex to open next spring


A new massive retail complex featuring an impressive lineup of international stores, offices and cultural facilities, will open in Ginza’s 6-chome area next spring, operators Mori Building Co and partners announced at a press conference in Tokyo.

The new facility, which will have its grand opening on 20 April 2017 is called “Ginza Six” (GSix) and will occupy 47,000 sqare meters – the largest of its kind to date in the Ginza area.

The complex will be built on the location of the former Matsuzakaya store — Ginza’s first ever department store — and its adjacent block, facing the stylish Chuo-dori avenue, the symbol of the area.

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The 15-story facility is part of a major Ginza redevelopment project being carried out in cooperation among retail giants Mori Building Co, L Real Estate, J. Front Retailing Co and  Sumitomo Corporation.

The name is referring not only to its location at the district’s symbolic 6-chome, but also in hope that it will serve as an “establishment where products and services will satisfy customers’ all five senses at a six-star service level.”

With a slogan “Life at Its Best,” Ginza Six will host a total of 241 stores, including 122 flagship facilities and renowned international and domestic brands, including Fendi, Kenzo, Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent.

It will also be the home of rental offices spreading along seven floors; 24 restaurants and cafes, a bookstore, a banquet hall, a tourist information center, a Noh theater and a massive rooftop garden stretching nearly 4,000 square meters.

(Source: Japan Today)