Park Lane/ Eslite Bookstore
68, GongYi Rd
Hours: 11 am-10 pm
(opens 10:30 Sat/Sun/holidays)
This much-awaited bookstore/shopping/dining complex is the largest recent project of its sort in Taichung. Thousands of square meters of shopping, restaurants and other businesses include a large 3F Eslite Bookstore; Eslite music, wine and stationery stores and Tea Room; and a total of 84 establishments spread from the B1 to 3F levels. Brands/establishments include Aveda Hair Salon, The Alpen Garden, Vivienne Westwood, Level 6ix, Ecco, Paul Frank/X-Large, HTC Center, Bellini Pasta Pasta, a Le ble d'or beerhouse, Red Thai Cuisine, Black as Chocolate, Capitan Express supermarket, True Yoga, Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, and Mister Donut. The entire building features unique "green" architecture outside and inside, including huge walls of living plants and lots of natural lighting, symbolizing a co-existence with the adjacent green areas. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Ann Lee
A. Park Lane is ideally situated on the corner of GongYi Road and the JingGuo Boulevard parkway, opposite People's Park and within easy walking distance of the city's main commercial district. Conveniently, the building also contains 1,100 parking spaces.
B. The very spacious, attractive, third-floor Eslite Bookstore is Park Lane's largest retailer, with an enormous variety of Chinese and English publications.