Chloe. Image: Icon Outlet
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New Wave of Restaurants at Icon Outlet

Following the recent opening of Icon Outlet, a 19,500-square-meter urban outlet development by AEG and Crosstree Real Estate Partners, The O2 has announced a new wave of restaurants, cementing its position as a destination for world-class retail, dining, and entertainment.

Taking the total number of bars and restaurants under the tented roof of The O2 to 34, the best vegan, street food, and international restaurants will be opening this spring, including by Chloe., Hai Di Lao, Hook, Beer + Burger, Benito’s Hat, Thunderbird, and Scarlet. Speaking on behalf of AEG and Crosstree, Marion Dillon,

Leasing Director for Icon Outlet and The O2, said: “These latest additions bring an exciting food theater to our existing food and beverage line-up at The O2 and, together with our retail offer, create an unrivalled and trend-led destination for our customers. Located just minutes from central London, the destination places an emphasis on customer experience, with brands deliberately chosen that will appeal to visitors in pursuit of engaging and inspiring retail and dining offers.”

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VIA Outlets aiming to double its F&B offering

Otto Ambagtsheer, the COO of VIA Outlets, also joined the ICSC European Conference & Exhibition in the Catalan capital. In his interview with ACROSS, he talks – among other things – about the company’s current remodeling projects.

Getting closer to the customers

The paradigm shift in the retail and retail real estate industry were the key issues at this year’s ICSC European Conference in Barcelona. The industry’s big players adapt their business models to bind current and future customers even closer to stationary retail. Ingka Centres, formerly IKEA Centres, emphasizes new “meeting place” concepts in the hearts of cities as well as increased manpower.

And the 2019 European Shopping Centre Awards go to…

In Barcelona, the ICSC once again selected the most outstanding new refurbished and established shopping centers in Europe.

SUPERNOVA announces extensions and refurbishments in Croatia and Slovenia

Supernova Invest GmbH, a leading private real estate company with a buy-and-hold investment strategy focused on high quality retail properties in Central and Eastern European countries, has announced the opening of the extended and refurbished Supernova Koprivnica shopping park in Croatia in mid-April 2019. Further refurbishments are planned for other Supernova retail assets in Croatia and Slovenia.

“We do not want to focus on a niche spectrum of the retail market”

Towarowa 22 is a plot of about 6.5 hectares located in the Wola district in Warsaw (Poland). The owners are EPP and Echo Investment. Hadley Dean, CEO of EPP, explains the project’s retail component.

Densification, please!

Residential buildings and hotels emerge on shopping centers. Areas of supermarkets are being used for this as well, as the retail real estate industry discovers the benefits of urban densification.