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Recent Closings

Shutting down of any type of business in Bahria Town isn’t a new thing for us. Indeed and sadly, winding up a commercial activity throughout in Bahria Town has become a ritual and clearly, it wouldn’t be stopped in near future. Hundreds of venus had already closed their doors in Town, re-located or still struggling to secure their market. I think there is not a single angle to discuss why so many names are striving or even big names couldn’t make it through. And, this topic needs to be researched thoroughly and I will write on it in details soon anytime.

 

However, here on this blog, we’re keeping a regular tally of which businesses are opened and which are closed. You can take a look at all previous posts to get the idea of opening and closing ratio in Town. Well, in recent days, I’ve become acquainted with more businesses which are now offline permanently. Here are the details:

 

Shavihut Restaurant:

Shavi Hut had opened their second branch in Bahria Town almost a year ago. The first branch is still operational somewhere in Izmir Town. Bahria Town’s branch has wiped out last month. Shavihut restaurant was located at main road AA Block, Sector D, near to Surahi Chowk and next to Pizza 2 Go restaurant. 

 

Cafe Rockstar: 

I remember that they did not even advertise much at the time of its opening. Only a few signboards around Metro Gulf Centre. So, it’s obvious they couldn’t manage to reach out to the residents properly and eventually ended up shutting down. Rockstar was opened at the start of July this year. It was located at Metro Gulf Centre, Tulip Ext Block, Sector C, near to Bahria Golf & Country Club. 

 

Am-Pm Salon: 

I must say, they had put a lot of effort and investment in their shop. It was one of the best barber shops in Bahria Town with an impressive unique interior. But unfortunately, this shop was closed a month ago. They opened it last year in November and located at the main boulevard near to Jamin Java Cafe. 

 

WU Mart:

Though there are plenty of departmental stores that are operational in Bahria Town and normally managed to survive. But WU mart has closed its door after a few months of opening. It was located at the main boulevard, Sector C, near to the Green Pharmacy and Agha Khan laboratory. 

 

Milk House & King Tobacco:

Milk House and King Tobacco were located at CC Block, Sector D. Both are closed now and also opened at the same month of April. 

New Shoe Outlets

Anyone who is a shoe-addict will agree that there are very limited options of shoe brands and lacking behind in Bahria Town’s market. I think especially for men, you can’t be dependent on just two to three names. If you will visit the market, zyou will find out that only Datchi and Borjan Shoes are dominating and somehow you can also consider Bata in the list of shoe brands. Castilo and Urban Sole were there for us, but its been a long time both the names departed from Town. Apart from the above-mentioned names, you may get footwears at a few clothing brands. Anyway, there is now going to the addition of two footwear shops in Bahria Town. Though these names aren’t famous ones. But yes, you will have more options to shop!

 

Shoe n Shoe:

Actually, Shoe n Shoe isn’t a new name in Town. It first opened at the main boulevard near Talwar Chowk under the name of Mega Shoes and operational for more than two years. They closed this store a couple of days ago. 

 

Well, yesterday, I’ve spotted it again at a new location and saw the front board with the same name and logo as the previous outlet. They’re now stocking up and all set to open this outlet. Maybe in a day or two, the store will officially open. Shoe n Shoe will be a roof for all renowned brands. You can check the products on their website and place your order there too. Here are the contact details and address of Shoe n Shoe:

 

Location:

Shoe n Shoe is now located at the main boulevard, near Clock Chowk and Bahria Grand Jamya Mosque.

 

Contact number:

0306-1231639

 

Website:

www.shoenshoe.com.pk

 

Shoe Arena Opening Soon:

Shoe Arena just placed the opening soon banner and finishing the store’s renovation work. It will take around 15 to 20 days to open. I do not have much information right now. But I can guess by its name that this footwear store will also sell the products of famous brands. You will hear from us more after the opening of Shoe Arena. 

 

Location:

Shoe Arena would be active on the main boulevard, Sector C. Next to J.S bank and below Bin Bakar Electronics. 

Waseela Pharamcy

Saw these road-streamers of newly opened pharmacy called Waseela already? Those boards have been placed all over the Bahria Town. This pharmacy is the subsidiary brand of Link Internationals famously known for currency exchangers. 

 

Waseela Pharmacy has started operating in Bahria Town last week. They have all kinds of local and imported medicines and according to them, their rates are cheaper than others. So, on your next purchase do visit Waseela Pharmacy and check out their prices. Secondly, the numbers which are mentioned on the advertisement boards won’t help you to reach out directly to the pharmacy. The numbers are of Link International and they don’t even know the exact number of their own pharmacy. Well, I will visit them to know the actual number and will update the number in the telephone directory. 

 

Location:

Waseela Pharmacy is open at Green Valley store at Safari Villas. 

Aesthetic Regime

If you’re looking for a gym that suits your timings, have a reasonable fee along with the professional fitness expert that will help you to wend your way to wellness. Then consider Aesthetic Regime fitness club that has opened in Bahria Town more than a month ago. The Aesthetic Regime has a wide breadth of cardio and strength equipment to fit the needs of every exerciser. They are providing four categories of services which are mentioned below:

 

  • Arm Wrestling Training.
  • Fitness Training.
  • BodyBuilding.
  • TRX Training.

 

60 Days Challenge:

Moreover, recently, they have started 60 days challenge in Bahria Town to lose up to 15 kg weight. In 60 days challenge, you will go through seven different exercises including Yoga, Aerobics, Zumba, Tabata, TRX, Full body workout, and Cardio. This 60 days challenge is only for ladies. 

 

Monthly Fee:

Aesthetic Regime fee structure is quite flexible. You just have to pay a monthly fee which is Rs. 3000/- without any burden of paying one-time registration fee like other fitness clubs in Town. And I think if you join them in a group of three or more, you will also get a discount. 

 

Timings:

Most of the fitness clubs are open both in evening and morning. But, Aesthetic Regime only opens in the evening from 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM. There is no shift in the morning. 

 

Location:

Aesthetic Regime is located at Shaheen Block, Sector B. Above She’s Beauty Salon, near to Safari Villas check post and Eagle Mall. 

Contact number:

0321 4227973

Grochub—An Online Grocery Store

Online grocery shopping is always a good idea because of its several advantages. It helps save time, energy and undoubtedly a time saviour in emergancy. Over the past few years, online shoppers are increasing drastically. To cater to the needs of online shoppers, online grocery stores are also catching up with consumers promptly at the same time. Well, If you can check on the numbers of online stores, you will get to know that there are already hundreds of stores that are operational. Similarly, there is a list of online stores working specifically in Bahria Town. Some of them are closed and a few ones are still active. 

 

GrocHub:

Here is another addition of online grocery store in Bahria Town under the name of Grochub. They have started their services in Town on 5th October. Like Live Fresh which was opened two months back, Grochub has also launched their website. All you need is to sign up and create an account. 

 

Product Categories:

They are providing all types of Grocery Items online including fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and all other raw and manufactured grocery items. But, if you visit their website and official Facebook page, you will find out three categories of products are listed only. According to them, more products will be added soon on the website. For now, you can order 30 items of vegetables, 16 fruits, and 4645 medicines. All of three categories are on discounted rates for a limited time. 

 

Order Charges:

For orders, you can either call them directly or place your orders on the website. Moreover, Rs. 70/- are the base charges if the order amount is less or equal to Rs. 500/-. If the order amount exceeds to Rs. 500/- then Rs. 10/- will be added on every Rs. 100/-. 

 

Address: 

155-A, Sector C, Commercial Area. 

 

Contact numbers:

0308-2634626

0316-4053985

 

Website:

www.grochub.com

 

Order Timings:

08:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Food Affairs & Burger Fix Are Re-located

Following the re-opening of Smokehouse Grill restaurant this week. Two more eat-out places re-opened with a new location after a few days of their closing. I already wrote about the re-opening of Smokehouse Grill restaurant here and told you that former owner had sold out the restaurant and new management would re-open it anytime soon. Now, here are the two more restaurants which are moved to new locations.

 

Food Affairs New Location:

For the first time, Food Affairs restaurant was opened in last Ramadan before Eid in Bahria Town. At the time of its opening, they had arranged an event to celebrate the grand opening. You can check the details by clicking here. The previous location was 175-B, Jasmine Block, Sector C, commercial zone, opposite Dubai Tower and near to Jasmine Mall. 

 

Now, last week, after a long struggle of almost 5 months, Food Affairs is re-opened in Tulip block, Sector C. Behind Bahria Gold and Country Club and adjacent to Mauj Tandoor and The Great Mall. However, there is a huge difference between the previous and current venue. Previously, they have had a complete floor with enough space and had a way better ambiance as compared to the current location. This time it is just a simple banner at the front without any decor and seems zero freshness. Maybe it is just another start they will improve it as they had done before. Well, I’ve attached before and after picture of the front so you can get a clear idea. 

Burger Fix New Location:

Burger Fix started serving in May this year at Sector B, Shaheen Block, D market. But, they have closed this location and re-opened it in Sector C. Burger Fix is now fully operational in Jasmine Block, Sector C, near to Jasmine Mall and opposite to Dubai Tower. 

Taana Baana Is Active

One more clothing brand has been added for ladies after a long time in Bahria Town. I already wrote about it here. In the mid of August, Taana Baana had placed its opening soon banner at their outlet. So, the two months after, Taana Baana has finally opened Bahria’s outlet on last Sunday. The road-streamers of Taana Baana’s opening are still be seen in Town especially in Sector D. They were offering up to 35% discount on their entire collections which I doubt may not be available now. 

 

Location:

Taana Baana is located at 144-B, Jasmine Block, Sector C. Near to Jasmine Mall. 

 

For more details contact:

042-35717777

Demolishing Of Houses & Plazas

The construction of more than 22 km long Lahore Ring Road Southern Loop( SL-1 and SL-2) was completed and opened for traffic on December 22nd, 2017. It has been operational for traffic near to Adda Plot, Raiwind Road and connecting to Kamahan near DHA Phase-5. The residents of Bahria Town Lahore already benefitting from this route. Because the traveling time between DHA, Airport and Bahria Town has drastically decreased. It takes hardly 20 to 25 minutes to reach Airport from Bahria Town Lahore via Ring Road.

 

After that, almost everyone has been in a discussion about the construction of Ring Road(SL-3), which will be going to pass through Bahria Town and neighboring society NFC Phase-2. The third section of proposed Lahore Ring Road Southern Loop will connect Raiwind Road with Multan Road. Previously, according to some news, this project will be 8 Km long and it will have three bridges, two interchanges, two underpasses, and 14 drain culverts. But, now, most of the people assuming it will only have two interchanges, one at Multan Road and other near to NFC Phase-2. 

Route Inside Bahria Town Lahore:

Lahore Ring Road(SL-3) in Bahria Town will start from Golf View Residencia. It will pass through Tulip Extension and Rafi Block at an elevation of 300 ft near the Grand Jamya Mosque. Furthermore, it will shift towards Janiper Block and will end up onto the Canal Road and then NFC Phase-2. 

 

Demolishing Of Houses & Plazas:

Well, this is the only general overview of the project and had been surfacing for months. Now, after a prolonged wait, which already caused many issues and bewilderment for property owners. Today, in the morning, the government machinery has been arrived in Bahria Town and started demolishing houses and other commercial plazas that are on the route of Ring Road SL-3. Approximately, more than 480 residential plots and houses will be demolished in Janiper Block, EE Block, Iqbal Block, Overseas Extension, and Tulip Extension Block. And, around 60 commercial plots and plazas will be eaten by Ring Road SL-3.

 

Here are the videos and pictures attached below which were taken today: 

Consequential’s:

Well, definitely it is going to be a great complication for the nearby residents. This demolishing of buildings and completion of Ring Road in Bahria Town would take roughly 8 months or more(according to the government officials reports). Moreover, due to the close proximity of homes, you will face air pollution and no doubt will be badly affected by noise. Also, it would create hurdles and you will be required to minimize traveling towards this specific area. On the other hand, though I am not a real estate expert I guess it will considerably effect on the property business. For this, you can contact below numbers and get the experienced analysis and inside stories relating to the property. 

 

Nabeel Zafar: 0345 4301013

Faisal Khan: 0321-4229424

Irum Collections

Approximately, two months ago I’ve told you about the opening soon of renowned brand Taana Baana. It is still not open in Town. I saw it yesterday, and there is no sign of its opening anytime soon. However, in the meantime, there is another ladies boutique that has opened under the name of Irum Collections. The official opening of this boutique was held on last Friday, 21st September. It reopens in Bahria Town with the same. They had opened and closed their first shop in Sector C, near girls hostel around 4 years ago. 

 

You can get a range of dresses from plain, printed to embroidered. Along with dresses, they’re selling all kinds of accessories, shoes, and ladies bags. Visit the shop for more details about their products. 

 

Address:

Irum Collections is located at Shop no.4, D-1 Plaza, Shaheen Block, Sector B. Next to white & bright laundry shop. 

 

Contact number:

0345-2870350

25% OFF By Easy Mart

If you haven’t seen a giant billboard on the main canal road near PSO filling station and road streamers around Jasmine Mall. Then, do visit Easy Mart. Because as it can be seen above, Easy Mart is now offering up to 25% discount on different household and grocery items. 

 

This discount offer is already been started but there is no exact date mentioned as for when would this offer end. So, you have a couple of days to avail this offer. 

 

For more details contact and visit:

 

Tel: 0323–6519197

 

Address: Ground Floor, Jasmine Mall, Sector C Commercial zone, Jasmine Block. Near Talwar Chowk.