16 October, Distribuzione Moderna
Popular fashion brands, the Apple official reseller coming up soon, an extended arcade with new restaurants: this is the new Auchan shopping centre in Fano (Pesaro), renamed Fanocenter.
Inaugurated on Thursday 12th October, 12 months after the start of the renovation works, the shopping centre has been expanded by 6,608 Sq m with a Gla of 11,200 Sq m, 31 new shops, 6 of which medium-sized, for a total of 53 businesses and a modern Auchan hypermarket of 6,950 Sq m on sale.
The supermarket offers fresh groceries, its own bakery, meat, deli, and a bar. Great attention has been given to local produce. The area dedicated to technology, electric appliances, phones, and TV has reopened.
The new medium-sized shops accommodate international and national brands: Terranova, Bershka, Stradivarius, Zuiki. Among the new entries, there are Zuiki, Aw Lab, Cotton & Silk, Jack&Jones, Conbipel, Hermitage. For children, there are Nucleo and Okaidi.
For sportswear, there is King Sport and for shoes, Il Laccio and Primadonna, while, concerning accessories, O bag, Anna Virgili, Pandora, and Bluespirit. For glasses, Grand Vision and Salmoiraghi & Viganò. Finally, for the house, Tiger and Thun.
The most relevant new entry is probably the gastronomic offer, with the Degu-Stazione food court (250 seats and 11 operators) included in the Emotional Food project.
The restaurant area, created in a joint venture with Vacanze Romane, is furnished like a beginning of 20th-century train station, with red bricks and vintage lamps. In the 8 compartments, it’s possible to taste the excellent food offer of the bars and restaurants: from hand-made pasta to fine meats, from gourmet pizza to wines.
The new shopping centre was implemented with an investment of 18 million euro. In this way, Gallerie Commerciali Italia, the Italian branch of Immochan (Auchan Holding) decided to continue promoting an arcade loved by locals, creating 200 new jobs.
The connection with the local community is confirmed also by the decision to let customers, business owners, and Facebook users choose the new name, Fanocenter, the result of a contest involving about 2,000 participants.
Edoardo Favro, Gallerie Commerciali Italia Ceo, concludes: “Fanocenter is an innovative shopping centre, where shopping is part of a 360 degrees experience, passing through a gastronomic offer, different from that of the other competitors. The new food offer is tailor-made, for a customer that seeks variety, quality, gourmet and traditional food”.
Source: Distribuzione Moderna
Translator: Cristina Ambrosi