09/14/2011: Thier-Galerie Dortmund: New shopping attraction at Westenhellweg to open on Thursday
More than 40% of shop concepts are new in town
Around 1,000 jobs +++ 300 million euros investment
Dortmund’s new downtown attraction celebrates its premiere: after a construction period of around two years, the new Thier-Galerie at Westenhellweg street will open on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 8 a.m. with around 160 specialist stores, restaurants, cafés, and service businesses. Thier-Galerie provides a total of approx. 33,000 sqm sales area, more than 5,000 sqm for offices and a fitness center as well as more than 730 parking spaces. Around 1,000 people will be working in the center. An architectonical highlight is another building in the glass-covered interior of the Thier-Galerie – the four-storey “house within the house”, which is connected via a total of 25 bridges with the surrounding malls. Eye catcher and main entrance at the Westenhellweg street is the reconstructed historic façade of the former Berlet house. The long-term management of the Thier-Galerie lies in the hands of ECE, who also developed and planned the project. With an investment volume of approx. 300 million euros, the Thier-Galerie is Europe-wide one of the largest privately financed buildings realized during the financial crisis.
Please find attached the complete press release.