CityLife, one of the most extensive urban regeneration projects for mixed used in Italy, and indeed in Europe, and Sonae Sierra, the international company dedicated to develop and service vibrant retail centred properties, have announced the inauguration date for the CityLife Shopping District, which will open to the public on 30 November 2017. With a mix of 100 shops dedicated to shopping, lifestyle, food, services, free time and entertainment, the CityLife Shopping District will become Italy's largest urban shopping centre, featuring a premium, across- the-board and accessible offer, designed to create a unique shopping & leisure experience.
The site, with a Gross Lettable Area (GLA) of 32,000 m², will be home to national and international brands and retailers, as well as new names to the Italian market. As of today, negotiations have been closed for over 80% of the commercial space, a significant feat and achieved with 6 months until the opening. This milestone confirms that the CityLife Shopping District project, being unique from an architectural and commercial point of view, has been able to meet the interest of the retailers and it will bring added value to the city of Milan.
Restaurants: The Shopping District visitors will have a huge food area at disposal, together with several restaurants in the outside area.The covered food hall extends inside the Mall, designed by Zaha Hadid's prestigious architect firm on two levels, and will have 20 bars and restaurants for an area of 3,500 m². The area on floor one will feature fluid spaces, well lit by natural light, with relax and lounge areas equipped with tech support for visitors, such as free Wi-Fi and power outlets to recharge personal devices. The food hall's central space is designed to host events and entertainment which will contribute to bringing this area to life every minute of the day.