Cali is one of the main industrial and economic centers in the country as well as the main urban, economic, industrial and agrarian center in southwest Colombia. It is self-proclaimed the Salsa capital of the world and is home to nearly 2.3 million inhabitants.
La Feria de Cali is the event that lures more visitors to the city. Since 1957 is celebrated between December 25th and the 30th with events across the entire city, such as La Feria Taurina, el Reinado Comunero and El superconcierto.
La Sultana del Valle, as the city is also know, is also an important business and retail center. It has an important offer of shopping malls, such as Chipichape and Unicentro, two of the most iconic, as well as a variety of corporate buildings and business centers that makes it an attractive place for investors.
The main transportation system of the city MIO is one of the most effective and better managed in the country and is an example of the entrepreneurial prowess of the caleños.
UNICENTRO SHOPPING MALL
Unicentro is one of the largest shopping malls in the city and along with Chipichape one of the most iconic. It has some of the most exclusive retail offer in the city along with a variety of spaces for culture, entertainment and interaction which has made it stand out from the rest. Worth mentioning its great diversity of plants and trees, which gives it a fresh and eco-friendly vibe very appreciated by its visitors.
|KEY AREAS / STREETS/SHOPPING CENTERS||CONSUMER PROFILE||MAJOR RETAILERS PRESENT||TYPICAL RENT FOR UNIT OF 2,000 SQFT (€/SQM/YEAR)*||RANGE OF UNIT SIZES (SQ.M)|
|Unicentro Shopping Mall||Middle - Upper class with high purchasing power||Carolina Herrera, Hugo Boss, Mario Hernández, Tommy Hilfiger, Carlos Nieto||$50||20-100 sq.m.|
|Chipichape Shopping Mall||Middle - Upper class with high purchasing power||Mario Hernández, Mont Blanc, Tommy Hilfiger, Adidas, Benetton, Lacoste, Nike||$40||20-100 sq.m.|
|Jardín Plaza Shopping Mall||Middle - Upper class with high purchasing power||Calvin Klein, L’Occitaine, Crocs, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Levi’s, Nautica, Nine West.||$60||20-100 sq.m.|
Data as of November 2014
Cali is a city with great cultural diversity and its exquisite cuisine is an example of it, featuring patties, tamales, “arroz atollao”, with a wet consistency, prepared with spicy pork sausage, pork, and potatoes; and the delicious “sancocho de gallina”.
Besides other traditional foods such as the “cahmpú”, “cholao” and “aborrajado”, and desserts like “manjar blanco”, “cocadas” and “macetas del valle” one can find several gastronomic options for all types of palates.
Most of the international cuisine offer in the city is located along the eastern side of town, in districts such as Ciudad Jardín and Granada.
|KEY AREAS||CONSUMER PROFILE||FOOD & BEVERAGE OPERATORS INCLUDING||typical rent USD/SQ.M/MONTH|
|Ciudad Jardín||Middle - Upper class with high purchasing power||Sansai, Kibbes Fusion, Wingz, Karen´s Pizza, De Casa Luca, La Hija del Canestero.||$20|
|Granada||Middle - Upper class with high purchasing power||Mulata, Escaparate, Papuno’s, Litany, Charly Granada, Del Padrino.||$20|
Data as of November 2014