There was a time not so long ago when large, multifunctional shopping centers were a novelty in Latvia. It was in this climate that Mols first opened its doors to customers in 1998, starting out as one of the country’s first shopping centers of its kind. Mols became an instant hit with shoppers and, not surprisingly, saw its first expansion just four years after opening. This shopping center is characterized by a distinct competitive edge provided to its retail tenants. This advantage has proven to be enduring; Mols is as successful and modern today as it was back in 1998. Its carefully selected offer of goods and services keeps attracting a lot of drivers whose daily routes include Krasta Street, which could be one of the reasons why Mols is particularly favored by male shoppers. Mols also stands out among other shopping centers in Riga as an undisputed leader in terms of the average amount of purchase.
At present, Mols is more than just a shopping center; it is also an attractive venue to host a business meeting or simply hang out with family and friends. Free WiFi is available in Mols since 2012, so that business people could pretend to be at the office while joining other shoppers to watch major sports events and entertainment shows on a large-screen TV. Mols greets every customer with the message “Feel good!”, and the shopping center’s daily activities and special events are all focused on maximizing customer comfort.
The Mols shopping center is easily accessible by car and offers plenty of convenient parking options, including a multi-story car park building and an outdoor parking lot with 870 parking spaces. Mols’ geographical location makes it a natural shopping destination for shoppers from other Latvian towns and cities who travel to Riga by car.
Mols currently has 120 stores covering all the usual product categories and shoppers’ favorite brands. When it comes to dining, customers can choose from a selection of restaurants and cafés. Those who like to cook their meals at home can find all the necessary groceries at the highly popular Rimi supermarket.
Mols generally offers mid- to high-range brand goods. Although this shopping center is able to offer something to fulfill the shopping needs of almost every resident or guest of Riga, its main target group consists of relatively wealthy customers who lead a dynamic lifestyle and know exactly what they want. At Mols one will also find a multitude of different consumer service providers.
Mols cares about the well-being of its customers, offering entertainment opportunities and hosting public events that match the interests of its customers. Since the majority of shoppers at Mols are men, the annual schedule includes events that are essentially aimed at male audiences: Latvian Car of the Year and Latvian Motorbike of the Year competition, and the opening of the new motorcycling season.