Revamped Mitsukoshi Nihonbashi Store Opens in Tokyo

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 24 (Jiji Press)--Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. <3099> reopened on Wednesday its flagship Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo's Chuo Ward after renovation.

The department store operator drastically changed the interior of the first floor of the store's main building that mainly sells cosmetics and miscellaneous goods.

A customer lounge was newly installed in the building's fifth floor.

The company will beef up its customer services through stationing about 90 employees as concierges, who help customers across building floors and brands.

"(The store) was renovated for the first time in some 30 years," Isetan Mitsukoshi President Toshihiko Sugie said at a ceremony held before the store's opening. "We'd like to build an image of hospitality provided by a department store of the future."

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