Promoted by Express Infrastructure, Express Avenue is a shopping mall in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Express Infrastructure is a subsidiary of Indian Express Limited Group. This mall is home to the largest gaming arcade in the whole of South India. The Express Avenue Mall was inaugurated on 26 May 2010. It was initially built at a cost of ₹7,500 million (US$120 million). The mall in its entirety covers an area of approximately 1,750,000-square-feet or 163,000 m2. Express Avenue Mall has 10 anchor tenants and 150 vanilla tenants. Express Avenue Mall hosts a mixture of shopping, business, and leisure. Its structure is bounded by Whites Road, Woods Road, and Patullos Road. Worried about parking as you go on a shopping spree? This mall has an amazing three-level basement parking space for over 1,500 cars and a parking area for bikes. Inside, the mall has 26 lifts, 34 escalators and 4 travelators.
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Apart from stand-alone stores, the mall has an 80,000-square-foot Lifestyle space and a 65,000 sq. ft space for Pantaloon, Big Bazaar and H&M. The Fun City is a prominent attraction of the mall. It is a play area for the children. An interesting fact is that in April 2017 the Express Avenue Mall launched EA Bot. It is a customer assistant robot. It was deployed in Express Avenue Mall Complex at Royapettah, an area in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Basically, the robot uses image processing for its movement around the centre atrium of Express Avenue mall in Chennai. It approaches the customer and introduces itself. With this robot you can find the latest offers and route to their respective shops. This AI robot is an innovative addition which guides the customers to the shop where their preferred item is sold. This robot also shows the shops with discount offers. It is entirely autonomous in its functioning. So are you ready to experience luxury and innovation?