The Emporium Melbourne officially opens its doors

The Emporium Melbourne officially opens its doors
The Emporium Melbourne officially opens its doors

The Emporium Melbourne - billed as Melbourne's new shopping mecca - has officially opened its doors.

Formerly the home of the Myer Lonsdale Street store, the fully leased Emporium Melbourne will offer more than 220 international and local retailers over seven levels of what the owner CFS Retail Property Trust Group is describing as "world class retailing".

CFS Retail Property Trust Group chief executive Angus McNaughton, said: “We have delivered today a spectacular new retail destination for the Melbourne CBD which brings together a high quality mix of fashion and food, supported by some of the best retail brands in the world.”

Among some of the first-to-Australia brands include iconic Japanese brand Uniqlo in a four-level flagship store, youth brand Zoo York, The Waiting Room by Dr Denim, Calvin Klein Watches and Jewellery, and UCLA Store.

When complete the centre will also house more than 20 Melbourne flagships stores including a three-level Topshop, a two-level Super Glue, Nespresso, Muji, Oroton and Guess.

The centre will also feature a 1,100 seat cafe court and more than 20 popular Melbourne food names. Among them will be celebrity chef George Calombaris's new concept souvlaki bar, South Melbourne Dim Sims, Charlie and Co, Becasse Bakery and I Love Pho. 

This comes after it was delayed, originally planned for a December 2013 opening. It was originally suggested to open with 85% occupancy.

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