Atria Shopping Complex is located in Damansara Utama. Usually during office hours, the area is a buzz with activities. Many vehicle double park in the area as folks usually visit banks and offices nearby to perform transaction. But during weekend, the area is more quiet- and it’s not difficult to find parking around shophouses surrounding Atria.
Atria had started off as Kimisawa- a Japanese based supermarket. When Kimisawa was first opened, there were massive jam and people during weekends- as there were not many shopping complexes in Petaling Jaya way back in the 80s. Even though the items sold were not cheap, but the novelty of having a Japanese based supermarket made many families visit and buy things from there.
KFC and Esquire Kitchen, located at the main entrance have been around for ages. It was the old gathering place for many old timers.
Then as more larger shopping malls like One Utama, Sunway Pyramid and Megamall were being build, slowly it is less busy. Kimisawa had been taken over by Atria eventually.
Here is the mall during weekend. Folks around the Klang Valley or from nearby neighborhood do come here for a meal or just walking around. Sometimes, we want to escape the larger but extremely crowded shopping malls. At least here is easy to find parking- but still, I myself may probably visit this mall only few times a year.
On weekends, there is a small flea market selling things. But usual days there are stores around selling knick nacks. And usually people also visit the Giant there- the store’s quite large and the items are priced similar to other larger but more crowded Giant outlets.