Grand opening for Galeria Jurajska

• GTC opened Galeria Jurajska in Czestochowa

• A regional mall of 130,000 sqm total area has attracted leading international and Polish retailers

• More than 350 000 customers visited Jurajska in the first 12 days of operations

On 3 October 2009 Globe Trade Centre S.A. (GTC) opened its third modern shopping centre in Poland – Galeria Jurajska. The size and the location of Galeria, as well as the quality of its tenant mix, positions Galeria Jurajska as a regional mall, attracting clients not only from Częstochowa and surrounding cities, but also tourists and drivers visiting or stopping by in Częstochowa.

Galeria Jurajska is located at 207 Wojska Polskiego street, in the centre of Częstochowa, next to DK1 – Poland’s most important highway. The mall has also an excellent access to public transportation, with 9 local and 6 regional bus lines stopping literally in front of the building.

Galeria Jurajska comprises 130,000 sqm of total area, including a multilevel parking facility for 1900 cars.

Galeria has 49,000 sqm of retail space accommodating 200 shops and is nearly 100% let.

The shopping centre offers an excellent tenant mix including top international and Polish retailers as anchor tenants: Peek & Cloppenburg, Inditex Group with Zara, Bershka and Stradivarius, H&M, C&A, Reserved, New Yorker, Kappahl, Cubus, Cinema City multiplex, Alma delicatessen and two electronic stores Mega Avans and EURO AGD RTV, as well as EMPIK store.

The total cost of investment in Galeria Jurajska amounted to EUR140m, including more than EUR 8m invested in the surrounding road infrastructure.

The construction of Galeria Jurajska had a very positive impact on the development of Częstochowa. Revitalisation of this post-industrial site completely changed the landscape of the area, transforming the once -neglected place into one of the most important landmarks of the city.

Construction of Galeria Jurajska created 1500-2000 jobs. Furthermore, approx. 1500 people will find jobs with retailers and service companies in Galeria Jurajska, which is confirmed by the recent official employment statistics.

On 14 October 2009 during the Grand Opening ceremony Mr. Eli Alroy, the Chairman of GTC Supervisory Board handed over the keys to Galeria Jurajska to the Mayor of Częstochowa Mr. Tadeusz Wrona. In addition GTC donated funds to the local charity organisation.

“The warm welcome by all city authorities with the leadership of the Mayor gave us the push we needed to invest our resources here in Czestochowa and not elsewhere. Galleria Jurajska is the biggest project in the city and the crowds of customers we have been seeing in Galeria since the opening proves that such a development was very much needed here” – said Eli Alroy.

“Development of Galeria Jurajska is a good example of co-operation between an investor and the local authorities. The impact of results of such co-operation goes well beyond the site of the mall. GTC’s investment creates new jobs for Częstochowa, raising standard of living for its residents. Galeria Jurajska will offer not only a new range of shopping and entertainment opportunities but also a place for cultural and social events. – said Mr. Tadeusz Wrona, the Mayor of Częstochowa”.

On 14 October 2009 Galeria Jurajska organized many attractions to its clients, including a live concert by Natalia Kukulska and fireworks show outside Galeria. On the same evening the contest for the shoppers was finalized, with the main prize – Mitsubishi Lancer.

“We could not think of a more happy end of the contest. The car went to a young English teacher from Częstochowa, and it actually happened on a Teacher’s Day” – said Piotr Myszka, Operating Director of Galeria Jurajska.

Galeria Jurajska was designed by LaguardaLow from the US and Polish architects from APA Wojciechowski. Strabag was a general contractor, while Tebodin SAP was a project manager. Jones Lang LaSalle has been an exclusive leasing agent for the project. Bank Pekao S.A. provides financing for Galeria Jurajska.

GLOBE TRADE CENTRE S.A. (GTC S.A.) is one of the leading developers in the New Europe and was established in 1994 in Warsaw. Currently it operates in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine.

GTC develops projects and manages completed properties in three key sectors of real estate: office buildings and parks, retail and entertainment centers and residential sector.

GTC has developed about 650 000 sq m of net space and currently is the owner of completed commercial property with a combined net area of about 360 000 sq m. GTC also holds an impressive portfolio of investment at various stages of development which will facilitate the construction of 1.9 million of commercial and residential space.

This Way For The Trends – the opening of Galeria Jurajska on 3 October

• On 3 October Galeria Jurajska in Częstochowa will welcome its first customers

• The advertising campaign of Galeria Jurajska under the slogan “This way for the trends!” is in progress in Częstochowa and the region.

Already on 3 October at 11: 00 a.m. Galeria Jurajska is going to open its doors for customers. The first modern shopping and entertainment center in Częstochowa shall offer 200 shops, service and restaurants and a multi-hall cinema.

The first stage of the advertising campaign of Galeria Jurajska commenced at the beginning of September this year and was conducted under the mysterious slogan “Which way for the trends?”. The answer to this question was brought by the next stage whose main slogan is: “This way for the trends!”.

“Galeria Jurajska will be the most fashionable place on the map of Częstochowa. One shall find there shops of brands that so far have been absent in the city and even throughout the whole region. Restaurants, cafes, a playground for children as well as a modern multi-hall cinema are just some of the attractions that Galeria Jurajska is going to offer its customers. This will be the place setting the trends in many fields of daily life – shopping, spending free time and entertainment. Galeria Jurajska is a place that so far has not existed in Częstochowa” – says Monika Piwońska, PR & Marketing Manager of GTC S.A.

Two young inhabitants of Częstochowa – Dagna and Kacper, chosen through casting from a few hundred candidates, have become the faces of the advertising campaign of Galeria Jurajska. Their image appears both on the external advertising carriers as well as in the local press.

“Dagna and Kacper are happy, young and dynamic people. We hope that they will encourage all inhabitants of Częstochowa and the region to visit Galeria Jurajska and get to know its attractions” – says Monika Piwońska.

The customers may expect a multitude of surprises along with the inauguration of Galeria Jurajska. Already on 3 October, a contest with daily awards as well as the main prize – a Mitsubishi Lancer car, will begin. Its settlement will take place during the great finale on 14 October. On the same day Natalia Kukulska will perform in Galeria Jurajska, and the sky over the river Warta will be illuminated by a fireworks show. For October “Trends for Weekends” have been planned, during which you will be able to admire fashion shows and performances of dancers of the “You Can Dance” TV show fame. Radio RMF Maxx is going to broadcast its program live for a few days from Galeria Jurajska.

Galeria Jurajska will be open Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The gastronomic section (food court) of Galeria Jurajska will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Cinema City Movie Theatre in Galeria Juraska will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to the last picture show.

The Xandu agency is responsible for drawing up and conducting advertising activities for Galeria Jurajska. Public relations activities are conducted by the Advanced PR agency.

Galeria Jurajska is the third investment conducted by Globe Trade Centre S.A. (GTC) in the sector of shopping and entertainment centres in Poland and the first modern facility of this type in Częstochowa. Implementation of the investment began in February 2008.

Galeria Jurajska is located on the plot with total area of 8.5 ha, situated in the immediate vicinity of national road no. 1, connecting North and South of Poland.

Total area of Galeria Jurajska is 130 000 sq m, of which 49 000 sq m are commercial and entertainment premises, which will house 200 stores, service and gastronomic points, as well as a multi-hall cinema – Cinema City.

The offer of Galeria Jurajska will include stores of the most popular Polish and international brands. For many of them it will be a debut on the local commercial market. Among others, Alma (3400 sq m), Peek&Cloppenburg (3000 sq m), group LPP – Reserved, Cropp, Home & You, Esotiq, House, Mohito (2900 sq m), Mega Avans (2800 sq m), Inditex group – Zara, Bershka and Stradivarius (2600 sq m), Euro RTV AGD (1300 sq m), Intersport (1200 sq m), KappAhl (750 sq m), Rossmann (360 sq m), Kakadu (360 sq m), Sephora (345 sq m), Douglas (310 sq m), Promod (200 sq m), Max Mara (120 sq m), Trussardi (120 sq m) or Apart (120 sq m) will open their stores in Galeria Jurajska.

On the first floor of Galeria Jurajska gastronomic zone will be located. To provide comfort of customers, also a car park for nearly 1900 vehicles will be created.

The opening of Galeria Jurajska will take place in October 2009.

Along with opening in September 2000 of Galeria Mokotów Globe Trade Centre S.A introduced to Poland a model of modern shopping and entertainment precinct. Three years later the company inaugurated operations of Galeria Kazimierz, Cracow. Every year both galleries are visited together by 17 million customers.

GLOBE TRADE CENTRE S.A. (GTC S.A.) is one of the leading developers in the New Europe and was established in 1994 in Warsaw. Currently it operates in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine.

GTC develops projects and manages completed properties in three key sectors of real estate: office buildings and parks, retail and entertainment centers and residential sector.

GTC has developed about 650,000 sq m of net space and currently is the owner of completed commercial property with a combined net area of about 360,000 sq m.GTC also holds an impressive portfolio of investment at various stages of development which will facilitate the construction of 1.9 million of commercial and residential space.