Tesco @ Ara Damansara
The nearest Tesco is at Mutiara Damansara which is some 10 kms away. Giant has two stores close to each other at Kelana Jaya and they are the nearest, distance wise provided you are not caught in the infamous LDP crawl. Carrefour also has two stores in the vicinity, at Subang Jaya and at Tropicana City Mall.
So Tesco is the odd man out and it is no surprise there is talk that they are coming to town. In fact, this is no new news as years ago, the speculation is there except that it was on then off and then on again and off… until no one is sure.
Well, the cat is now out of the bag!
Recently, a management team from Tesco had a meeting with the residents here. In the same meeting were representatives from Sime Darby Property, Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs and the consultant firm, Mag Technical and Consultant Sdn Bhd.
Tesco wanted feedback from this community on her proposal to setup a store here. Fourteen representatives from nine resident associations, both formal and informal attended the meeting.
Traffic consultant, Mr Goh Bok Yen, was also invited to give his views on the impact of additional traffic to this neighbourhood.
There was a question and answer session where residents were encouraged to give their feedback. The residents had many questions from a very wide spectrum. The questions include “Will the store here be GBI (Green Building Index) rated?”, “How does Tesco handle disposal of organic material/refuse?”, “How do you handle pest control?”, “What is the energy consumption and source of power in the store?”, “What is the construction timeline?”, “How does Tesco propose to handle traffic congestion during festivities?” … and many more.
At the end of the meeting, the residents were asked if they are in favour of Tesco’s plans. It was an overwhelming 86% “Aye” with one “Nay”. One representative left early and did not vote.
So the plan is now set in motion. Just like it needs nine months for a new born, this won’t be overnight. Hopefully, by 2014, we can just walk across the street to do our marketing chores.Share on Facebook