Galeria Katowicka summed up the first six months of its functioning. Since the opening on 18th of September 2013, a few million people were already attracted by a mix of shopping, eating and entertainment options.
The opening of Galeria Katowice last five days. The management of the mall reported in September, that the footfall of the first seven days of the functioning had amounted to 371 500 people. Today, on the 18th of March, the number is almost 14 times bigger.
„Galeria Katowicka has been visited by over 5 million customers so far. For the last six months, we have been enjoyed constant and great interest of visitors. Apart from the opening, the second largest growth in number of customers was observed just before the Christmas and during the winter sale. Shoppers are most willingly interested in the offer of fashion stores as well as of cafes and restaurants” – said Marta Stach, press spokesman of Galeria Katowicka.
The retail space of 53 000 sq. meters is now almost 95 percent leased. The last openings include Sushi Do, a Japanese restaurant and a store of the world-famous cosmetic brand – Estēe Lauder – which opened in the mall its fourth shop in Poland. Two new restaurants will soon be opened in the mall: Don Pep – with Italian cuisine and Butchery&Grill – with beef dishes. In the summer season, the restaurants which have their entrances from Szewczyka Sq. will provide the customers with outdoor seating areas. Additionally, a new well-known jewelery and fashion accessories store will soon open its doors in Galeria Katowicka.
„Citizens of Katowice and the neighbouring cities are the most numerous group of the shopping center’s customers. The direct connection with the railway station and the underground bus hub makes Galeria Katowicka easy accessible both for local visitors and passengers traveling across Poland. After the introduction of new rules for the use of the underground car park including 3 hours of parking free of charge, the number of motorized customers also started to grow” – Marta Stach added.
Galeria Katowicka is part of Szewczyka Square-based integrated transport, retail and (planned) office center, a project whose investors are Neinver Poland, Meyer Bergman and Polish State Railways.