A 5-storey building ‘1930 Vasco’ – with two miniplex theatres, retail spaces, food court and leisure pool on the terrace, cafeteria, two tall glass atriums was inaugurated at the hands of the chairman of NRB Group of Companies Narayan alias Nana Bandekar, in the heart of the town on Thursday.
The directors of NRB Group of Companies Nitin Bandekar, Amit Bandekar, chief operating officer of K Sera Sera Ashok Das, director Bharati Daga, Naina Bandekar, Madhura Bandekar, Roshan Bandekar, Rashmi Bandekar, Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida, Mormugao municipal council chairperson Deepak Naik, Panaji mayor Surendra Furtado, Mormugao municipal councilors Nandadeep Raut, Yatin Kamurlekar, Saifullah Khan, Atul Jadhav, William D’Costa, Narayan Naik and others were present during the occasion.
The building has been designed down to every detail by professionals to carefully preserve the architectural character of the heritage building and create a contemporary identity for itself along with the annex building while accommodating modern facilities expected at a shopping mall.
‘1930 Vasco’ promises to be a space like nothing that has
experienced before. The chairman of NRB Group of Companies Narayan alias Nana Bandekar has gifted the land where ‘1930 Vasco’ building has come up to his son Nitin Bandekar.
The name ‘1930 Vasco’ has great significance. The city retains a number of heritage structures, and this site was purchased by the NRB family from its erstwhile owners in the 1930s, thus lending it the significant name of ’1930 Vasco’. The building now breathes new life along with its contemporary annex creating a layer of heritage for the future. The Vascoites would have a gala time with the opening of ‘1930 Vasco’.
K Sera Sera Miniplex – Entertainment and Education cinemas, housed on the ground floor are contemporary in design with lush carpeting in the auditoriums and plush seats with ample leg space. Audi-1 has relaxing push back chairs and fully motorised recliners in Audi- 2.
The parking system which is provided at the basement of ‘1930 Vasco’ is a unique in the history of port town and it is also a first of its kind in the state.