Empik is the largest and the most recognizable distribution chain of cultural goods, knowledge and entertainment in Poland. Its shop will occupy an area of 400 sqm in Galeria Libero, which is being developed in Katowice by Echo Investment.
“In Libero we will open an Empik shop with an area of nearly 400 sqm,” said Katarzyna Kamińska-Nobis, Senior Leasing Manager from Empik SA. “Such a spacious outlet will guarantee the availability of our full offer – from books and the press, to music, films and multimedia games, to educational and creative products, to stationary, board games and toys. It will be a modern, cosy area offering a friendly atmosphere, which will promote slow shopping, it will be full of inspiration and will encourage customers to develop their passions. We will make every effort to also make it a place of contact with the so-called live culture – during meet the author sessions with writers and musicians. I think that this cultural aspect of the Empik shop will complement Libero as a place where the broadly understood non-retail offer, including culture and entertainment, plays an important role.”
“Empik is a popular spot which is appreciated by a lot of customers,” said Tomasz Domoń, manager of the commercialization team at Echo Investment’s Shopping Centre Department. “Its format, high standard of service and broad range of products are perfectly in line with the offer of Galeria Libero. Shops of the chain attract a group of active and demanding customers, who will certainly also appreciate Libero as it will not just be a place for shopping but also an area suitable for meetings and spending time with friends in an interesting and creative way.”
The construction of Galeria Libero started last summer. The construction process is on schedule. The completion of the shell stage is planned for August 2017. An advanced commercialization process is in progress regardless of the construction work. More than 50 percent of the retail area in Libero has already been leased.