Yesterday, on my way back to Bahria Town from DHA EME sector, where I saw two of the colossus billboards on the main canal road. I took the picture of one billboard which has placed right in front of the main entrance of DHA EME. And, finally here is the exciting news of the opening of Jalal Sons near Bahria Town for all the residents. The date of its official opening has been revealed through the billboards and it will be opened for customers on Friday, 13th April. As I have mentioned earlier that it will be fully operational for its customers by the mid of this month. They’ve started its speedy and prompt renovation work about a month ago. So, the building is almost complete and in a short span of time, they’re ready to open it after 4 days.
Everyone knows about its location and most residents aren’t well pleased with the location of the main canal road and opposite to Sukh Chan Garden. I too believe that the location of Jalal Sons should be more convenient and it supposed to be somewhere in the middle of Bahria Town. But, I think this location will also help Jalal Sons to target other surrounding areas especially Canal Gardens and Sukh Chan Gardens.
Nothing cures a headache better than a purchase of a new pair of sneakers! Shoe addiction is real and being a shoe addict there is always room for one more pair no matter how much footgear you already have. So, whether you’re wearing a formal one or a casual footwear it always defines your personality(which probably explain why shoes are the first thing you notice about a person). For ladies the higher the heels they wear, the better they feel. Without discriminating in types, you definitely need every kind of footwear for each occasion. In conclusion, without any second thought, it is like a hobby for me to collect them as many as I can. Now, you can have the idea why I am writing this and how much obsessed I’m towards shoes.
So, the problem starts here when you’re a shoe addict and residing in Bahria Town simultaneously. Becuase, the few brands that are available you can count them on your two fingers. And honestly that brands we’ve in Bahria Town, I never went there since my childhood. Only two footwear brands magnetized a little attraction, one was Castillo and the other is Borjan. Urban-sole was also opened in Jasmine Mall but both Castillo and Urban Sole were closed after a couple of months of its opening. Borjan is still active and located on the main boulevard near talwar chowk. Comparatively, there are more choices for ladies than men. However, there is enormous space is yet to be filled for both men and women footwear brands.
Datchi Handcrafted In Pakistan:
Well, all things considered, this is the current situation of footwear brands in Bahria Town’s market. But here is the good news for all the shoe enthusiast, because Datchi Shoes is now arriving in Bahria Town in Jasmine Mall. Recently, they’ve placed opening soon road streamers around Jasmine Mall. Here is a short overview of Datchi Shoes which I got straight from their facebook page. According to them they are engaged in leather industry and providing fine quality leather shoes and other leather products for more than 4 decades. Datchi is also a supplier of many international and local footwear brands. And not long ago they’ve established their own footwear brand in Pakistan. You can get your hands on 6 different categories at Datchi Outlet, which are mentioned below:
- Men’s Footwear.
- Men’s Shirts.
- Men’s Leather Belts.
- Women’s handbags.
- Women’s Footwear.
- Leather Jackets.
When To Open:
Besides their online purchasing forum, Datchi already have 3 outlets, 2 of them are located in Islamabad and one outlet is operational at M.M.Alam Road Lahore. Its fourth outlet will open in Bahria Town in a couple of few days in Jasmine Mall, most probably on the ground floor. You will get an update here about its opening along with pictures before its official opening(IA).
Since the start of this year and over the period of almost three months, there are already significant numbers of departmental stores are opened. Last week crystal mart was active in Sector D, Jalal Sons and Freshly second branch both are on its way and opening soon. For now, another departmental store has spotted at the main boulevard, Sector C. To get to know which store is easily approachable, you can check all the departmental stores in telephone directory section.
EWU mart or WU mart, I have got a confusion with its name but I will confirm it by visiting there. They’ve completed all the work out there and it would be opened for customers in a day or two. For now, its the only update about this store, all the other details along with pictures will be updated here after its opening.
This mart is located on the main boulevard, Sector C, commercial area, near to Green Pharmacy and Agha Khan laboratory.
It is already anticipated that many prominent names are expected to open soon in Bahria Town and every other day we’re observing a lot of new openings. Now, this time Jalal Sons is stepping-in in Bahria Town which is one of the most popular stores in Lahore and everyone is accustomed to its bakery items, cakes, pizza and other categories. They’ve around seven stores in Lahore, (DHA, Main Market, Iqbal Town, Model Town, and Johar Town).
Lately, I’ve heard about its opening but it wasn’t confirmed at that time and one of the regular followers of this blog also mentioned in a comment that he talked to the management of Jalal Sons and they told him that it will open in Bahria Town after a couple of months. Well, it is finally opening soon, they just have placed its front board on the main canal road near to Dominos. The speedy renovation work is also started out there and most probably Jalal Sons will be active in the mid of next month.
The location of Jalal Sons in Bahria Town isn’t appreciable because it is not actually within Bahria Town, you would have to travel towards canal road where you find it, opposite to the Sukh Chain main gate and adjacent to Dominos, Cakes & Bakes and Lotus Furniture.
What’a Paratha is a renowned eatery option in Lahore. They’ve created a new way to sell mouthwatering parathas by adding unique flavors and changed the typical concept of Parathas. More than 20 flavors of Paratha, Wraps, and Salads are added to their menu card, along with different sauces and a perfect combination of Chai.
Its first outlet started in fortress stadium and now they’ve established seven branches in Lahore over a short period of time. Their branches are located at Fortress Stadium, DHA, Main Market, Johar Town, Bedian Road, Mall Road, Iqbal Town and now its 8th branch is coming to Bahria Town Lahore. Recently, a billboard of What’a Paratha has been placed on main canal road which is mentioned above.
When To Open:
Well, the work is in progress but there isn’t any specific date has been announced yet for its official opening. I asked them about the opening and they told me it would be active in Town at the start of next month.
What’s Paratha is going to open at main canal road adjacent to Yasir Broast, near to PSO filling station and Timmy’s.
Punjab Medical Store has several branches in Lahore. The oldest branch of Punjab Medical Store is operational near to Wapda Town’s roundabout and one of its branches is also located at main canal road Bahria Town near to PSO filling station. This medical store is now going to open another branch within Bahria Town at Talwar Chowk. The front board has been positioned at plaza no. 1, where Q-links properties were located.
The renovation work is already started and it would be active after a week or two. Meanwhile, they’re also looking for complete trained staff including sales executive, cashier, delivery man, and maintenance person.
The second branch of Punjab Medical Store in Bahria is located at main Plaza no. 1, ground floor, main boulevard, Talwar Chowk, Sector C commercial zone near to The Bank of Punjab and Gourmet Bakeries.
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Freshly is a subsidiary departmental store of Metro Cash & Carry. Its first launched in Lahore, at the end of 2016 in Allama Iqbal Town. The second store of Freshly was opened in Bahria Town last year in July. Not long ago, they’ve placed the opening soon banner of it second branch in Shaheen Block, Bahria Town. You can also check the complete list of all departmental stores along with contact numbers and addresses by clicking here.
Well, the reason of the second branch of Freshly in Bahria Town is quite obvious. Because since the very first day of its opening they’re getting a favorable response from the residents that allow them to expand it within the Town. And I think there are three major reasons behind this, firstly I’ve noticed that every other week Freshly came up with different promotions and discounts (like Metro stores). Secondly, they’ve secured a very attractive and easily accessible location at the main boulevard. And, above all, it’s convenient and hustle free car parking area and I believe it is one of the attractive key features of Freshly.
When To Open:
The official opening of the first branch of Freshly in Bahria Town took almost three months. And according to the authorities of Freshly, the second branch would be active by the end of March or maybe the first week April.
It will be active in the same building that you can see in the above picture, which is located at D-Market, Shaheen Block, commercial area, Sector B, adjacent to Hot n Spicy restaurant. Though the location of the second branch isn’t impressive the first one because this area is a little bit congested and in the nearby area we already have Green Valley and other stores.
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Another opening soon banner of a restaurant has been spotted at Sector D by the name of Lahori Khabay. It is going to be the third one in the same month in the same sector. Shavi Hut is already active at Sector D, the other one is Smokehouse Grill restaurant which is also under renovation and it will be opened soon. Both of the opening soon restaurants are opposite to each other (at Surrahi Chowk).
Well, I’ve no idea about its menu card, but the name Lahori Khabay itself specify that this restaurant will probably serve all sort of desi food. And, someone out there told me that it would be opened for customers in the mid of next month. Meanwhile, they’re looking for restaurant staff as it is mentioned above in the picture. For now, it is the only update, you will get detailed information about this restaurant at the time of its opening.
Lahori Khabbay is located at Surrahi Chowk, adjacent to Mart-One, Block AA, Sector D.
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In Bahria Town, optical shops are one of those lines of work that are limited in numbers. You can hardly find four to six options in Town, and prominent ones are Punjab Optics and Opto Optics. Punjab Optics have more than 5 branches in Lahore and one of its branches is located at main canal road near to the Yasir Broast and Timmy’s. And Opto Optics is active in D Market, Shaheen block. Moreover, few departmental stores also keep a limited range of eyewear collection.
Well, a few days before I took the picture of the above advertisement board, but couldn’t update this shop at that time. Because the person out there told me that the date of its opening in above picture isn’t confirmed yet. So two days back they’ve changed the date and now it will open on Sunday, 25th February. 222 Optics Zone and Eye clinic will sell different kinds of sunglasses, glasses frames and lenses. Along with that, you can also get the facility of an ophthalmologist.
222 Optics Zone and Eye clinic is located at the main canal road adjacent to Lotus Furnitures and Domino’s pizza.
Opening time: 9:00 AM.
Closing time: 11:00 PM.
Few days back I’ve updated about the ‘Quality Fruit & Vegetable Shop, but right after two weeks of its opening the shop was closed. At that time they were only selling fruits and vegetables. Recently, they changed its name by Things Mart and it will offer daily usage things along with fruits and vegetables. It’s the fourth one that has appeared over the period of one month after Abeeha Valley, Galaxy Mart, and B.S mart. This shop will be active in a day or two with the facility of free home delivery.
Now, there are more than 40 proper departmental stores and traditional shops are operational at different locations, you can check and get all the contact details of these stores through telephone directory. Well, I believe that we already have ample amount of departmental stores to do grocery shopping but on the other hand, this kind of shops are still needed at some locations for the surrounding areas.
Things Mart is located at CC block, main road, commercial area Sector D. Adjacent to Ahemad Mart and few steps away from Mcdonald’s.
For more details: 0331-4843692