Spencer Plaza was built in the year 1863–1864, established by Charles Durant and J. W. Spencer in Anna Salai, then known as Mount Road, in the Madras Presidency. (WIKI). It was a departmental store which had several individual stores. It had a spectacular façade. It was a landmark building in Chennai and located in Mount Road, (Anna Salai) and spread over125, 000 sq. ft. The Hotel Connemara, was right next to the Spencers Plaza. It was a very happening place with the hi profile crowd from the hotel & the college going crowd frequenting the Chennai shopping Mall. It was the best in class.
Favourite Places for the locals
It was reconstructed in 1985 after a fire damaged the original building on this site. It is fully air conditioned and has many domestic and international stores. This used to be one of the favorite places for the locals to shop and was always crowded. There are several Chennai shops in this mall & you may find a really good carpet or silk sari. But the mall is crowded & noisy. Many local residents feel nostalgic. After all the original building was an iconic landmark in Chennai,being the oldest shopping mall in India. With the opening of newer and bigger Chennai malls, Spencers has lost some of its glamour and is no longer such as sought after mall anymore.
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