On July 4, after a 4-day trial opening of the block, the Lotus Bridge Mansion National Art Characteristic Commercial Block had made its first contact with the mass public.
The Lotus Bridge Mansion National Art Characteristic Commercial Block is within the Lotus Bridge Historical and Cultural Block, which is one of the 8 historical and cultural blocks in Ningbo. The commercial block covers about 14,000 square meters with the Sanjiangkou to its east and the Chenghuang Temple on its north; looking up, you can see the Tianfeng Tower; the former residence of Tu Youyou, the former residence of Sun Chuanzhe, a Chinese stamp master, and the former residence o Li Jingdi, a renowned person of the “Ningbobang” are all located in the block. As is seen, the block retains the form and style of Jiangnan Sanheyuan (a central building with two wings attached perpendicular to either side) to the greatest extent and the block integrates 5 major business types, namely, traditional Chinese medicine and cultural creation, coffee and tea bar, urban homestay, special catering and life supporting facilities. Visitors can feel the integration of Ningbo’s classic culture and modern urban life in the block. During the trial opening, “Lotus Bridge Clinic” invited experts from Guoyitang for voluntary consultation, and other sites of “Group Photo Taking Area for the Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Communist Party of China”, “How About Tea”, “National Fashion DIY” and “Tianfeng Post Office” also attracted numerous visitors to have an experience.
As is introduced, after the trial opening, the block is expected to be officially opened in the coming October. In the future, it will build itself into a commercial and cultural block with the theme of “National Art with New Concept + Leisure Time Cultural Experience and Tourism”.