Greentown has been a hot spot for commercial development in Ipoh city center since 1990's. It began from the establishment of Greentown Business Center on a piece of land between two roads going in parallel, Sultan Abdul Jalil Road and Dato Seri Ahmad Said Road. However, the land was not fully utilized. Few plots were left vacant and used to be car park to cater the high demand. Since 5 years ago, one after another shop and office blocks begin to fill up the lands. Greentown Avenue is the latest completed section situated right beside Dataran Ipoh (Ipoh Square). This is the largest part among recent developed sections and it consists of 4-storey office blocks that come with basement car park. Some of the blocks are having a front corridor with almost 20 feet wide which can be utilized for open air dining or commercial / social activities. Restaurant, home deco show room, bank, boutique start moving in since few months ago. Although the business center was suffering stagnancy during the downturn, it seems Greentown Avenue is now well accepted and may boost the business opportunity in this area.