ParkLake, the Sonae Sierra and Caelum Development joint venture project, located in Bucharest’s 3rd District, is ready for the grand opening to the public on Thursday, September 1.
According to developers, the new shopping center represents a piece of modern architecture, being themed around ‘Park – Nature – Family’, thus integrating ParkLake as a destination extending the leisure of the adjacent Titan Park.
“ParkLake is our first development in Romania and one that sets new standards at international level. The shopping centre brings together the different concepts of shopping, nature and family and we developed features for sports, children entertainment, events and relaxation like no other in the city,” Ingo Nissen, Managing Director of Sonae Sierra, responsible for Development in Romania stated on Wednesday in a private event for the media.
The EUR 180 million investment comprises more than 200 shops and creates approximately 2,000 new direct jobs with its opening. The shopping mall also comprises 2,450 parking spaces and can be directly accessed by all major means of public transportation and by the connection to the city’s bicycle tracks.
ParkLake experience means new brands on the Romanian market such as Forever 21, PlayPark, Lanidor, Lynne and 4F. ParkLake will also host a 14 screen Multiplex Cinema operated by Cinema City, and other main anchor tenants such as H&M, all Inditex brands in Romania (Zara, Massimo Dutti, Zara Home, Oysho, Bershka, Stradivarius and Pull&Bear). Also Debenhams, Koton, LPP Group with all 5 brands (Reserved, Mohito, Sinsay, House and Cropp), WorldClass, Altex, Hervis and Lem’s will be tenants that can be found in the new shopping centre.
Other brands complementing the shopping and leisure offer include Collective, Levi’s, Motivi, Tommy Hilfiger, Gant & Lacoste, CCC, Springfield, Lee Cooper, KVL, TimeOut, Geox, Il Passo, Aldo, Desigual, Swarovski, Khulto, Fossil, Teilor, Douglas, Sephora, Mac, Yves Rocher, Kendra.
New home decoration, appliances and technology offer has also been confirmed with tenants like Zara Home, Bonsai, Altex and Arsis, rounded off with children toys and major bookstore retailers like MaxiToys, Smyk, Mothercare, Lego and Carturesti. ParkLake will also offer a wide range of sportswear having brands like Hervis, Intersport, Nike, Adidas and Sketchers.
The restaurant and coffee shop offer will enhance the innovative design and architecture of the international food court and its spacious terrace, bringing in a large variety of names such as KFC, Pizza Hut, Paul, Wu Xing, Brioche Dorée, Starbucks, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, K-Grill, Oro Toro (by OSHO), Bistrot du Paris, La Cerdac, Chopstix, SaladBox, to name only a few.
“In ParkLake we combine an exceptional mix of sport, cultural and leisure areas. ParkLake will become one of Bucharest’s favourite meeting points for friends and family,” TJ Kearns, Caelum Development Director said in his turn.