Northern Italy has a new top modern shopping center. In Albignasego, close to Padova, IPERCITY shopping center opened yesterday. During 24 months' construction time, the existing, well-frequented IPERCITY hypermarket operating without being closed down for a single day has been transformed into a totally new INTERSPAR hypermarket. At the same time, the location has been extended to an attractive new shopping center. Now the clients enjoy the offers of 56 retail shops, service providers and restaurants on more than 24.000 m². The investment amounts to €63 million.
Tenants in the new shopping center are apart from the new and well-established INTERSPAR hypermarket a MediaWorld consumer electronics store, sports operator Sportler, fashion retailers H&M, Esprit, Pimkie, Tally Weijll, DeN, Non Solo Sport und others, Bata shoes, Limoni perfumes, die Libreria Mondadori bookshop, Swarovski crystal and many other specialized retail shops, service providers and a number of bars and restaurants as part of a separate food court in the upper floor. IPERCITY houses 56 attractive tenants in total. Visitors may easily reach the new shopping center and its more than 1,800 car park spaces via Padova's southern circular road.
New meeting point for Padova and its region
The extended IPERCITY, which has been even in the past one of the most important shopping locations in the southern parts of Padova, now serves as a lively market place" and a new meeting point for the people of Padova and its region, offering a wide range of goods and services with national and international flair in a lovely and modern atmosphere which invites to stay there for quite some time.
IPERCITY with its high-quality materials and its well-done interior design, its modern and sensitive architecture, its generous and bright 'ambiente', has a good chance to become the new meeting point and 'in' location in Padova, also for tourists visiting the neighboring Eugean mountains (Montegrotto, Abano Terme etc.).
The Padova architects STUDIO ARCOM created the architectural design of the new IPERCITY. Part of their work was the accurate integration of an old protected 'furnace' building into the new shopping center.
Successful shopping center operator
IPERCITY as a shopping center is operated by ASPIAG Service s.r.l., Mestrino (Padova).
ASPIAG Service s.r.l. is a company of the ein SPAR Austria group which operates INTERSPAR, EUROSPAR und DESPAR food markets in the northern Italian region called Triveneto (administrative regions Trentino/Alto Adige, Venezia, Friuli Giulia). In addition, the company acts as a wholesaler for independent DESPAR supermarket owners and operators. In its region, ASPIAG Service s.r.l. is market leader. Another very successful shopping center of ASPIAG Service s.r.l. is LE BRENTELLE" in Sarmeola (Padova).
SPAR Austria group develops, builds, lets and operates shopping centers in Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary and the Czech Republic and therefore is one of the most important and most successful shopping center operators in Central Europe.
Source: SPAR Austria Group