The Japanese believe that it’s imperfection that makes life interesting. If that is true then shops in Vizag will make the Japanese people very happy.
Some shops in Vizag sell nostalgia whilst malls are millennial- led enterprises. These seven shopping places may not please the average shopper. But these shops will satisfy people looking for places that offer an interesting environment too.
1. Police Barracks
The neighborhood is home to several small outdoor shops with very large hoardings. Vizag Central is the only mall here which sells a few international labels. The area is also known for the city police’s training ground that many schools in Vizag, hire for sporting events.
2. Judge’s Court
Arguably, the busiest shopping street in the city; Judge’s Court, has several mid range stores that offer competitive prices. The location’s name (which can be just ‘court’ instead of Judge’s court is also one example of many forms of Engrish, the local people’s way of corrupting English words.
Walmart in Gajuwaka caters to the well read well traveled crowd in Vizag but the brand is invisible to working class eyes that live around this neighborhood.
A place to go ‘house-shopping.’ Madhurwada has the D-Mart store which caters to residents living here with second thoughts about the exorbitant apartments they live in here.
Shops in this area attract more families and young couples who often head to CMR mall to watch movies there.
Vizag might be the only city on Earth where grocery shopping – strictly for cereals and vegetables is cool. The grocery stores in this neighborhood does not disappoint locals.
With a dizzying array of shopping venues that include department stores, Big Bazaar mall stands out in this neighborhood which is packed with people who buy fashion, electronics and groceries here.
Shopping in Vizag may not satisfy the cosmopolitan buyer’s sophisticated wants here. But the pleasure of joining the foot traffic on busy roads that go up and down around the city is like soul food for people who are hungry for culture.