Hamburg’s oldest shopping arcade is undergoing extensive renovation work to turn into an exciting shopping experience of the 21st century. Opened in 1983 as an all-weather connection between the Mönckeberg fountain at the entrance to Spitalerstraße, Rosenstraße and Gerhardt-Hauptmann-Platz, the mall will be fully gutted and completey redesigned.
Opening Planed For Spring 2016
With the dismantling of the old black façade of ex-HEW in full swing, gutting will start by April. With the departure of the former Hamburg State Bank and empty office, 2,000 square metres of gross floor area will be added to the shopping complex, increasing its size by one-third to 6,800 sq m GFA. Today’s two levels will be converted into three, in order to accommodate 30 retail and food companies. Shopping options will range from fashion boutiques and clothing stores, to a chemist, a a health food store, and a huge grocery store at ground floor. A food lounge with 16 stalls will extend over two levels. Bright interiors and modern lighting will create a welcoming, open atmosphere. For the first time, also lifts will be installed. HSH Nordbank said to invest around 15 million euro in the new shopping arcade, which is due to add some extra spice to shopping in the city by spring 2016.
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