Being a long weekend, there was a traffic jam for a kilometre to get to Express Mall, Chennai. Instead of waiting in that line, we came to Chennai’s oldest mall – Spencer Plaza. Until last decade, this was the happening place in Chennai. I remember the days, three decades ago when my father used to bring me here to buy toothpaste squeezer at the supermarket by the same name that was here. Now there are many malls in various parts of the city and Spencer has lost its shine.
For me coming to this place feels nostalgic. I & wife used to come here often when our son was a baby. Apart from outlets selling branded dresses, handicraft items, handlooms, electronics, we used to visit the place for shopping in the large Landmark bookstore that was here and to eat Kolkata Chat items in a small outlet here. The eatery sells yummy chat items like Pani Puri & Samosa Channa. Happy to see the shop still running.