The Georgian government is considering restrictions for large shopping
malls. The information is also confirmed by allergist-immunologist Bidzina
Kulumbegov who attended a meeting with Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia.
asked the shopping centers to evaluate the government’s this decision,
according to which shopping malls are set to shut down in the near future. Levan Meskheli, Director
of City Mall
Saburtalo and Gldani Mall, calls the decision catastrophic noting that closing the malls will bankrupt the industry.
Lockdown will have a negative impact on our business, but in this case, the
closure is catastrophic for the industry and destroy it. No one has consulted
with us and I am skeptical about this information, As a rule, the government
should be aware of the problems facing by the industry. Many companies are on the verge
of bankruptcy, turnover is reduced. In the New Year period when people took out
a loan and are trying to save their business this decision, in my opinion, is not right. "Everything has its pros
and cons. I understand that there is a
pandemic in the world, I understand that the it’s the choice between bad and worse, but there must be some logic,"
Levan Meskheli notes. .
Nika Tsintsadze, Director at Galleria Tbilisi, says they
have no information about the decision yet. However, if the government closes the
malls, the company will meet the decision with understanding.
"If the situation
we meet is unavoidable then we will meet
the decision with understanding, of course it will not be good for the
business, but we will екуфе
decision with understanding in any case.
If the mall is closed, the tenants will not pay
rent during this period. "When the closing date expires, we will open
it," Nika Tsintsadze says.