• Maina said every mall has an anchor tenant who brings in customers to the rest of the business in its environs.
• He said once the Chinese outlet was closed on Saturday, businesses started registering low customer turnout.
Businessman John Maina who owns a food outlet at Unicity Mall has described China Square as an anchor for other tenants at the mall.
The Chinese outlet is located inside the mall along Thika Road.
In an interview with the Star on Tuesday, Maina said every mall has an anchor tenant who brings in customers to the rest of the business in its environs.
Without an anchor tenant, he said, businesses in a mall will always not perform well.
"Like any other mall, they came on board as an anchor tenant. Without an anchor tenant, the business is always slow to other tenants," Maina said.
He said when China square came into the mall, other businesses in the environment started experiencing an upward trajectory on sales as the square attracted many customers.
Maina said once the Chinese outlet was closed on Saturday, businesses started registering low customer turnout.
"Since they closed, I must admit business is down. And we wish they sort the issues as fast as possible," he said.
Maina opined that the Chinese outlet ought to be allowed to conduct their business.
Though his food outlet business has only been operational for months, when China Square came into the picture, he noted a hike in sales.