Tuesday, August 24, 2010
With the success of Good Mall it stood to reason others would follow. Among them is Wah Fung Mall. When they firs opened two years ago most of the spaces were empty and unrented. Today it sports more than forty booth size stalls selling a variety of products and services. Many of the booths sell woman's apparel and costume jewelry as well as handbags etc.. Some booths sell expensive jade jewelry and there is a table where you can purchase health plans. It is a regular hive of activity in there. These malls are quite popular and numerous in places like Hong Kong and make maximum effective use of limited space. It is the total opposite of American mega malls that are cities in themselves. It will be interesting to see how many more of these will be sprouting in the neighborhood. Once someone sees they're making money you can bet your bottom dollar there will be more of them.
The 8th Avenue strip is soon running out of space for stores and some of the activity is spilling over to 7th Avenue. In time it too will be full of stores. If you haven't been to Hong Kong and can't afford the plane trip drop by Sunset Park and you'll get a general idea what Hong Kong is like..