Galeries Lafayette will open its first new department store in France since 30 years in the Rue de Béthune in Lille. The new department store will have a surface of 15,000 m² and is situated in the shopping center that will be developed by Foruminvest France in the pedestrian area of Lille.
The total project will have a surface of 22,000 m² and is divided over four floors of 5,500 m² each and will have an underground parking garage with 600 parking spaces. Besides Galeries Lafayette, also Adidas has rented a pilot store of 1,250 m². The opening is expected in September 2007.