The café and restaurant premises of the REDI shopping and experience centre, which will open at Kalasatama, Helsinki in 2018, announces that the shopping centre’s 38 restaurants, cafés, bars and take-away points, have already been reserved.
REDI is located at the intersection of three large highways with a metro will stopping 500 times a day on the third floor of the shopping centre. It will consist of the inner city’s largest shopping and experience centre, six residential towers, and hotel and office towers. There are 45,000 jobs within a ten-minute walk of the centre. The shopping centre will have around 200 stores, including experiential and restaurant services. In its first full year of operation, the shopping centre is expected to receive 12 million visitors.
REDI’s restaurant concept has a “fast-casual dining area”: ten restaurants side-by-side, offering dishes to suit all tastes with a strong emphasis on street food.
The normal restaurant and entertainment world will be open until late in the evening and operate on three floors.
“Experiences will be important in REDI. That’s why we wanted to include quality, trendy, even surprising restaurants. No two places will be the same. Enthusiastic, bold restaurant entrepreneurs with great ideas are coming to REDI. Among them are restaurateurs with experience of the cuisines of different countries,” says SRV leasing Manager Jonna Majanen.
Of the REDI shopping centre’s leasable commercial floor area, nearly 40% has a final or preliminary lease agreement. Including final and preliminary agreements, active negotiations are under way on 85% of the leasable commercial floor area.
Of the first residential tower Majakka’s 283 apartments, more than 200 apartments have already been reserved during the first pre-marketing period. Construction work was launched in spring 2015 and is expected to continue until 2023.