Metro’s Flagship Store At The Centrepoint To Close On Sep 15, Likely Due To “Low Traffic”


Metro’s Flagship Store At The Centrepoint To Close On Sep 15

Many familiar stores are slowly disappearing from The Centrepoint.

Fresh off news of Times Bookstore’s decision to move out of The Centrepoint, Metro Centrepoint has announced their decision to do the same.

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With no anchor tenants at the moment, the mall will soon only be left with a handful of retail stores.

Not the first store to depart from The Centrepoint

According to a report on The Straits Times, at least 8 other units seemed to be vacant on 24 August, while retail shops like Times Bookstores and TianPo Jewellery were having their moving out sales.

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Straits Times also reported that at least 4 other tenants — which include Crystal Jade and The Better Toy Store — had withdrawn from the mall in the past 3 months.

Times are changing

Retailers have speculated that Metro decided to end its lease with the mall due to low traffic, with experts explaining that the low traffic could be due to the merchandise available there no longer being in tune with the preferences of the younger generation.

Because of this, nearby malls such as Paragon, [email protected] and Orchard Central successfully siphoned younger customers away from The Centrepoint.

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Only 2 Metro outlets left in Singapore

After Metro Centrepoint officially closes down on 15 Sep, there will be only 2 Metro outlets left in Singapore — at Paragon and Causeway Point.

In light of their departure from The Centrepoint, Metro Centrepoint is having a clearance sale with up to 80% off.

Here’s how to get there.

Metro Centrepoint

Address: 176 Orchard Rd, #01-14, Singapore 238843
Opening Hours: 10am-9.30pm
Nearest MRT: Somerset MRT Station

Otherwise, you may choose to visit Metro at their remaining 2 outlets in the future.

Metro Paragon

Address: 290 Orchard Rd, #02-28, Singapore 238859
Opening Hours: 10am-9.30pm
Nearest MRT: Somerset MRT Station

Metro Causeway Point

Address: 1 Woodlands Square, #01-18/19 Causeway Point, Singapore 738099
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm
Nearest MRT: Woodlands MRT

Let’s hope that The Centrepoint will see better days

Back in 2014, Metro replaced Robinsons as The Centrepoint’s anchor tenant. Now, a mere 5 years later, Metro is following in Robinsons’ footsteps.

Let’s hope that The Centrepoint finds a way to reverse this trend and become the centre point of Orchard Road.

Feature image adapted from Astro Galaxy and Mall SG.





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