Băneasa Developments launches Băneasa Shopping City (RO)

Băneasa Developments has launched the development of Băneasa Shopping City, the largest commercial center in Romania. Băneasa Shopping City is an integral part of Baneasa commercial platform which includes such flagships, as: Metro (cash & carry), Bricostore (Do It Yourself), Mobexpert (the largest furniture retailer in Romania), Carrefour, Feeria, and will include in the future IKEA (the number one international furniture retailer), auto showrooms etc. Together, the commercial platform with the addition of the Băneasa Shopping City will deliver close to 250,000 m² (gross) of the most modern shopping and entertainment facilities in Romania.

As with all the objectives of Baneasa project, conceived under the slogan The city grows for you, Băneasa Shopping City aims to respond to the growing commercial, leisure and entertainment needs of the people and retailers alike.

Located within the Baneasa project, in the north part of the capital, an area containing one of the highest per capita incomes and the greatest number of high end residences in Bucharest as well as the greatest demographic growth in the country, Băneasa Shopping City will provide its customers a net rentable area of over 65,000 m² of a unique shopping experience offering the widest variety of choices from food & beverage to fashion stores, services and entertainment facilities.

Băneasa Shopping City will combine over 220 stores with the highest levels of customer service. For the first time in Romania, Băneasa Shopping City will bring the only food court on 3 levels, stacked one above the other, providing all diners with a panoramic view of the entertainment space around them. On the ground floor you will find the traditional food court with all the international brands already known on the Romanian market, on the first floor The Gourmet Promenade will offer elegant and casual restaurants dining and on top of Băneasa Shopping City you will taste exotique food and drinks coming from all over the world.
An important element of the Băneasa Shopping City is the widest possible offer for leisure and entertainment for the whole family: multiplex cinema, bowling alleys, electronic games, casino, health and beauty center and many others recreation facilities, some to be introduced to Romania for the first time, such as: a professional supervised childrens area, an indoor, all year skating rink and a full Family Entertainment Center, offering the very latest in family fun. This area covers 15,000 m², making it alone, the largest in the country.
Băneasa Shopping City will offer the largest parking area within Bucharest, more than 10,000 parking places out of which 1500 are underground.
For all those interested, Băneasa Shopping City will provide key locations especially prepared with the necessary equipment to organize all kind of unique events.

The investment for the development of Băneasa Shopping City is estimated over €150 million. Băneasa Shopping City will create over 2000 job opportunities for the Bucharest citizens and not only.

Băneasa Shopping City is scheduled to open its gates to public in the late fall of 2007.

The retail area is one of the 3 principle integrated parts of the Baneasa Project, itself, the largest mixed used urban development in the Central and Eastern Europe. Project investment will exceed €1.2 billion and will be built over 221 hectares. In addition to the retail area, the Baneasa project will provide over 3000 housing units and the largest Business & Technology Park in Romania providing over 160,000 m² of high quality office space.

Source: Baneasa

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