EPERIA in Prešov opens
The opening EPERIA Shopping Mall in Prešov, Slovakia, attracted more than 70,000 visitors during its first three days. The opening ceremony accompanied a spectacular show and a varied accompanying program. First customers visited the world-class brand shops on the area of 22,000 sqm and could also choose from a variety of restaurants or leisure zones. The shopping mall has become a new regional employer, generating around 700 new jobs.
Its construction was started by the company J&T REAL ESTATE in June last year and it was put into operation according to the approved plan. “EPERIA has been and is a clear challenge for us. It's our newest project in the retail segment. I believe that we managed to mix a good combination of shops, restaurants and services to satisfy almost 100,000 inhabitants in Prešov and its surrounding area. We tried to get to know the whole region, its possibilities and needs. I believe that EPERIA will become a favourite place not only for all adults and children in Prešov,“ commented the project's executive director, Pavel Pelikán of J&T Real Estate.
The great interest of visitors exceeded the expectations of the owners, according to Vladimir Salkovič, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of VSV Consulting. “J&T Real Estate is a leader in development in Slovakia and, thanks to the scale and quality of the projects implemented, has built a strong position amongst. These are the main reasons why we decided to cooperate.”
The shopping centre is another project that, according to Vladimír Salkovič, will contribute to the long-term performance perspective of the mutual fund. “The opening of the EPERIA Shopping Mall will have a positive impact on the city as well as the region, not only on employment and increased purchasing capacity, but also on increased and richer supply of quality gastronomy and entertainment.”
The location of the shopping centre is estimated to attract a wide attraction zone covering the northeast of Slovakia, which represents up to 330,000 people.