Shopping malls with an international focus
Two shopping malls in Washington state have found their retail niche with focuses on China and India. North Kent's Great Wall Mall, which opened more than five years ago, attracts an estimated 40,000 customers every week. They come from as far away as Portland and Vancouver, British Columbia. The new India Gate commerce center planned for the East Hill should also be a hit with shoppers seeking an international flair. India Gate, named for the majestic arch in Delhi dedicated to Indian soldiers killed in World War I, will be a 50,000-square-foot facility with 21 retail spaces, professional offices and a first-class banquet facility.