Sonae Sierra has announced that 22 April 2008 will mark the official date of opening of Freccia Rossa shopping center in Brescia, Italy. The opening date has been announced during the guided tour at the center's construction site, arranged by the company for the local media.
The new center has a shopping and leisure area of 30,000 m². As a joint venture between Sonae Sierra (50%), AIG Global Real Estate Investment Corp (40%) and the Brescia-based company Coimpredil (10%), it will be the largest urban shopping center in Italy.
Freccia Rossa will host 120 shops, 23 of which are restaurants with Italian and international gastronomic offer. Some of the important large shops already committed to Freccia Rossa are a PAM supermarket, a Quilleri cinema multiplex, a family entertainment center, Virgin Active Fitness Centre, Zara, Zara Home, Bershka, Pull and Bear and Oysho.
With 2,500 car parking places, the Centre represents a total investment of