2023 Author: Cody Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:20
If the Arese Shopping Center is the dish is superfine, the largest shopping center in Italy following the example of the American maxi malls, the ingredients clarify the scope of the project.
250 shops, 25 restaurants, a thousand stable jobs, a million square meters (as much as the surface of Expo 2015), investments of 500 million euros. Opening scheduled for next June.
The entrepreneur willing to invest the monstrous amount for the huge Arese Shopping Center that will rise just outside Milan, in the area that once belonged to Alfa Romeo, is Stefano Marco Brunelli, eighty-eight, a pioneer of Italian large-scale distribution, behind successes such as Gs and Finiper, as well as Esselunga, founded in 1957 together with Nelson Rockefeller and Bernardo Caprotti.
After leaving the company, Brunelli launched the GS supermarkets, now owned by the French Carrefour, and in 1974 Finiper, which was responsible for the opening of the first Italian shopping center in Montebello della Battaglia (PV), and two years later the first hypermarket, the 'Iper di Magenta, near Milan.
That said, there are rumors about what will be inside the Arese Shopping Center, in addition to the refined and functional interiors, with green marble finishes, precious woods and designer ceramics, and the internal lanes to allow trucks to refuel without obstruct traffic.
Certainly not the long-awaited and much talked-about first Italian Starbucks office, as more than some would have liked.
Strategic position to arrive from every point of Lombardy and from nearby Switzerland (30 minutes from Varese, 5 from Rho Fiera, 20 from Como, 45 from Lugano), the gigantic shopping center will host 250 shops, with the Italian debut of Primark, the Irish low cost fashion chain.
But catering will have an important role: 25 classy restaurants are planned, where visitors will be able to eat much better than in other commercial places, in addition to the expected opening of the fifth, and largest Italian fast food restaurant of the American chain KFC, specializing in chicken. fried.
In the meantime, the work is proceeding expeditiously, the site is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once the work is completed, " the home of the Italians"Will bring at least a thousand more jobs; going upwards, even 2500.