The shopping and entertainment center Breda & Weinstein, which is being realized by development company Develon for investor Quinlan Private, obtained a valid planning permit at the beginning of July.
The Breda & Weinstein shopping and entertainment center is due to be completed in March 2011.
The revitalization and extension of a two-hectare site of a former brewery Zlatovar situated in the historical center of Opava, will bring the inhabitants of Opava and neighboring districts some 25,000 m² of modern commercial space and related underground parking capacity. Thanks to the quality of the architecture by afer Hájek Architekti and the modern concept, the center will represent a unique building in the entire Czech Silesia.
The center will boast a four-screen multiplex cinema, a traditional restaurant with a microbrewery and a stylish cafe, placed in a renovated brewing house, in addition to international fashion brands, wide array of services and modern gastronomy. From the northeast directly connected to Opava's central pedestrian zone and from the south to the city's inner road ring, Breda & Weinstein enjoys unparalleled pedestrian access, lying just few steps away from the public and regional transport stops. Two separate entrances into the underground parking will provide the project with an excellent accessibility for car-borne visitors. The Breda & Weinstein will also be an energy efficient project, using the most up to date technologies and know-how to minimize energy consumption over the year.
The project will be placed in the historical center of Opava, on the site of the former Zlatovar brewery, using a traditional regional brand Breda & Weinstein. The new shopping and entertainment center will continue in the regional shopping tradition spanning more than 100 years, and will bring a balanced combination of shops, services, gastronomy, entertainment, culture and other leisure activities.
"Our goal is identical to that of the co-founder of the brand David Weinstein from mid-1920s, namely to build a modern shopping palace in Opava, which would attract the customers not only to abundance of wares for reasonable prices, but also to an aesthetically appealing and cultivated environment," said Radim Bajgar, a director of Develon.
The center will provide its visitors with circa 25,000 m² of leasable area, with approximately 120 units on three floors and more than 500 parking places. In addition to quality food retailer, wide selection of fashion and accessories, sports fashion and equipment, the developer puts an accent on the leisure activities and family entertainment facilities. The top floor of the center will sport a four-screen cinema, which could seat 500 movie goers, a food court and additional offering of leisure activities. There will also be a crèche on the floor, including a reading room and in cooperation with the Municipal library of Opava, also a small library department for the little ones. The construction of the project will start at the end of 2009, after the ongoing archaeological survey is finished. Opening is planned for March 2011.
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