By: Pan Tzu-yu and Ko Lin
Taipei, Nov. 30 (CNA) The Core Pacific City mall in Taipei welcomed some 100,000 customers to its establishment Saturday, the last day of business after 18 years.
The iconic granite-clad building on Bade Road, also known as the Living Mall, closed for good Saturday night and will be torn down to make way for a new office complex.
The Core Pacific Group (CPG), the owner of the shopping plaza, said many customers came to the mall one last time to take selfies as a form of memorabilia, participate in prize drawings and take advantage of big discounts on products.
When Core Pacific first opened in November 2001 in Taipei's Songshan District, it was said to be the biggest shopping mall in Taiwan at the time, with 62,000 pings (204,600 square meters) of floor space — 12 stories above ground and eight levels underground. [FULL STORY]