June 8, 2020

Although the closure of the international borders and the limitation of regional movement within Italy are having an impact on the footfall in the centre compared to the same period last year, in this first week of re-opening visitors were not lacking and some categories of goods have seen an even greater interest than usual, for example: children’s fashion, bedlinen, kitchenware and sportswear.

Following the easing of government restrictions, Capital & Regional will be allowing all retailers who had previously been prevented from trading to reopen from 15th June across its portfolio of seven UK community shopping centres, with the exception of leisure and dining facilities which, unless solely operating a takeaway or delivery service, will remain closed until the restrictions are eased further.

Trei Real Estate GmbH (Trei), a developer and asset holder for residential and retail real estate with activities across Europe, just opened the 17th retail park of its Vendo Park brand in Poland. The retail park is located in the city of Płock in the Masovian voivodeship.

The same also applies to the food & beverage fair “The Happetite”, which was supposed to take place at the same time on July 1 and 2, 2020 in Milan. Both events will return in 2021.

Even though many things are changing in times of corona, the renovation of Quarree Wandsbek in Hamburg continues and even big stores with more than 800 sq m have reopened. Their product ranges already expanded, as “Kreativmarkt Hamburg” signed its new lease agreement in the middle of the crisis.

Has the decline in high street shopping brought about a new opportunity for flexible workspace operators to move into town centers and change the way we all work?

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