Jyväskylä city centre will change as big retail companies change places in the coming months or no later than next spring. For example, Hennes & Mauritz and Pentik change their existing premises, reports Keskisuomalainen.
Many stores are looking for new, more suitable, spaces in Jyväskylä.
At Tawast Corner, clothing store chain Lindex will expand to the empty business premises next door – adding 250 square meters of space.
Also grocery chains Lidl and Kesko both desire to set up a new store in the city center.
L-Fashion Group is looking for premises for the brands Luhta and Story and says negotiations are going on.
In the mall Forum Pentik will have smaller business premises in the first half of next year. CEO Pasi Pentikainen says the store needs more effective surfaces. Pentik Forum has more than 500 square meters of space today.
Finlayson will open a pop up-store in Forum in November.
H&M will change adress from next spring to Kauppakatu 37, in renovated facilities after a Halonen department store. Halonen, in turn, moved to a new location in the center. Keskisuomalainen writes that three floor building on Kauppakatu 37 also will host 1 300 square meter Hollywood Bowling two curling lanes, a dozen pool tables and a restaurant world one stair down.
Citycon owns the majority of the shopping center Forum in Jyväskylä and half of the center. Commercial Mari Laaksonen says the H&M-building has longer term leases than before.
Real estate investor Timo Häll says his empty commercial premises in Torikeskus are leased, but it’s embarrassing that the premises owned by a foreign fund have a lot of vacancies.
”I’ve been trying to buy the neighboring areas, but the asking price was unreasonable”, he says.