opened today. THIS IS MAJOR.
If you’re not familiar with Gimpo…it’s pretty ghetto. If you walk out of the subway station, it’s really quiet. Once you walk 5-10 minutes to the important places (E-Mart, CGV, etc…) then it starts to pick up and there’s usually quite a few people there. Especially on the weekends. It gets a little cray cray but not out of control.
But then the Lotte Mall opened. Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaat.
If you don’t know, Gangseo-gu has…well. Not much of anything. There’s the Airport, the Han river, a few things around Balsan and Gayang, lots of trees, and that’s about it.
But now! It has the Lotte Mall.
It is “the nation’s largest mall park facility, providing the ‘One Stop Lifestyle’ space with shopping mall, supermarket, cinema, hotel, food, cultural space, and various types of theme parks for leisure purposes.”
At least it sounds ballin’ according to the Floor Guide Book I found near information.
Let’s see what we have…
Lotte Mart. This place was crowded as all get out so I will have to check that out another time. I hope it has things that Emart doesn’t have but I don’t have much faith in that.
Pretty much every beauty store you would want. The Body Shop, Olive Young, Missha, TonyMoly, Nature Republic, Etude House. BUT. I did NOT see Skin Food. :( Maybe I just missed it though.
Lots of clothing stores but the only ones I cared about were H&M, Uniqlo, Spicy Color, ABC Mart, Zara, although there is a bunch of other crap.
Food places to note: Kraze Burger, Smoothie King, TGI.Fridays, Auntie Anne’s, Natur, Angel-in-Us (1&2), Jamba Juice, Lotteria (barf), Lynn’s Cupcakes, and Mad For Garlic. There is a loooooooooooot of other food stuff but they’re Korean, not ringing any bells for me, or it was in the food court which does not have any restaurants listed. Who knows what might be hiding in there.
There is a Youngpoong Bookstore. That’s cool because eff’ing D-Cube City doesn’t have a single bookstore. Not impressed with that so I’m glad Lotte Mall stepped their game up.
Upstairs (above the Lotte Mart), you will find the Digital Park. I didn’t go in here but I did see the big ass Toys ‘R’ Us. On the map, it looks like they have Apple, Samsung, Camera&Accessories, Computers&Accessories, Appliances, Lots of toys, you name it.
The Lotte Department store has all of the name brand expensive crap that I don’t really care about. It looks like there are 5 floors of expensive goodness.
Also, don’t forget about the new Lotte Cinema!! That’s awesome. The CGV at Gimpo is a little weenie.
Oh, yeah, and there is some nature shit outside…or something. It was cold and I didn’t feel like going out.
But seriously, there is so much more stuff there than what I mentioned. It’s really awesome especially for the part of town that it is in.