The founder of Mandarin Plaza company, investor and developer in Lavina, Blockbuster, Ocean Mall and other shopping centers, Vagif Aliyev, has said that he plans to acquire Ocean Plaza mall by autumn 2019.
“We are still negotiating. I think we will buy first phase of Ocean Plaza by the autumn… and connect with Ocean Mall shopping center. Therefore, please, those [shops] which are located in Ocean Plaza, please consider Blockbuster and Lavina, because I think I will buy it by the autumn. I will not leave any brand there [in Ocean Plaza shopping center], no matter what it is. I think all contracts will be terminated because we are moving systematically, and with this system we will go across Ukraine,” the businessman said during a closed-up tour for retailers at the Blockbuster Mall shopping center.
According to him, the opening of the first phase of the Blockbuster shopping center is scheduled for May 31, the launch of the second phase is planned for the autumn.
As reported, in February 2019, Board Chairman of Mandarin Plaza, developing the chain of shopping and entertainment centers Lavina, Blockbuster, Ocean Mall and others, Oleksandr Chernitsky told Interfax-Ukraine that the company is holding talks with TPS Real Estate on the acquisition of the Ocean Plaza mall.