A six storey uniquely designed building which is set to become another landmark for Fiji and the Pacific region, opens today in downtown Suva.

TappooCity, worth over $50 million with a takia-sail design, will have its first three floors open for business this morning. This consists of the Tappoo Department store.

With the official launching scheduled for next year, chief executive officer, Madhu Tappoo, said the building and its businesses would bring about exceptional services to the people.

He said it would be of international standard that would take Fiji to another level.

“We are confident the design, layout and the merchandising within the store will take Fiji to another level that will match up with the finest international department stores around the world’.

“Shoppers will feel like they are in a large department store in Australia or Europe. We are certain that it will create a new benchmark in retailing in Fiji and the region,” he said.

Mr Tappoo revealed that among their business on the ground floor would be an ANZ Bank outlet. He said the fourth floor would be for food courts while the fifth and sixth floors are reserved for offices. The rest of the floors are expected to open for business in the first quarter of 2010.

The building is a joint venture of Tappoo Group of Companies with the Fiji National Provident Fund. Tappoo is both the anchor tenant and the head leasee of the entire building.

The entire building is centrally air conditioned with its fittings and fit out provided by international designers.

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