On Saturday, March 16, Mitiska Ventures officially unveiled its latest retail park development in Mouscron, Belgium. Parc Commercial Les Dauphins, as the retail park is named, is a state of the art development with not less than 22,000 m² of leasable area. More than 25,000 enthousiastic shoppers attended the opening weekend of the scheme.
Mitiska Ventures undertook this development on behalf of its specialist club deal “First Retail International” (FRI). The project is a joint venture with the Belgian development company ABLI which initiated the development end 2009.
The 22,000 m² retail space is part of a larger mixed-use scheme including also a hotel with 80 rooms and a residential complex with 34 apartments. Mitiska Ventures and ABLI have managed to attract numerous national and international chains, including Delhaize, H&M, Krëfel, Maisons du Monde, Hema, Brantano, Jules, Pizza Hut, Lunch Garden, Escapade, Action, Yves Rocher, Planet Parfum, Club, Avance, Hans Anders, L&L, Veritas, Camaïeu, Orchestra, Zeb, Hunkemöller, Damart, Maxi Zoo and Bel&Bo.
Having received an investment of €24 million, this retail park project created 200 new long-term jobs.