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Changing shopping habits cause strain for second biggest Swiss mall

National News // Oct. 31, 2019

Switzerland’s second biggest shopping centre – the Mall of Switzerland – is celebrating its second birthday, but changing shopping habits are causing a strain.

Pixabay Changing shopping habits cause strain for second biggest Swiss mall

The centre in canton Lucerne has seen 20 shops leave since its opening and around 20% of retail, space is currently free.

The mall’s management says there are companies interested in leasing space – but negotiations take some time.

The centre is also allowing more ‘pop-up’ outlets operating under limited rental periods.

At the opening in 2017, the mall was expecting 4.5 million visitors a year – this year that target was missed by 300,000.

 

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