Being the second most developed city after Bucharest, Constanta is a major development spot for international investors.
Due to the very small amount of traditional markets (skind of grocery stores) -9; compared with the rest of the major cities that have over 50 each other, modern retail took over.
Major european retailers are present in malls or stand alone box units.
-Discount market: 2 Lidl, 2 Penny
-Supermarket: 4 Profi, Billa, 5 Mega Image, 4 Alfa Beta (local chain),
-Hypermarket: Carrefour, Auchan, 2 Real, Kaufland, Cora
-Cash and Carry: 2 Metro, 2 Selgros
-DIY: Bricostore, Baumax, Praktiker, 2 Dedeman (romanian chain)
-Furniture: Mobexpert (local chain), Jysk
Many international retailers opened units in Constanta and after thathad begun the expasion in Romania.
Also Constanta has the largest number of shopping malls after Bucharest.
-over 25.000 GLA
-it's a redevelopment (by Westfourth) of a former communist universal store
City Park Mall
-35.000 GLA/75.000 build
-developed by NeoCity Group
Maritimo Shopping Center
-currently the largest shopping center in Constanta
-major tennants: Auchan, H&M, C&A, New Yorker, Peek & Clopenburg
-51.000 GLA/111.000 build
-developed by Immofinanz
TOM RETAIL PARK
-the only retail park in Constanta
-major tennants: Carrefour, Kiabi, Media Galaxy, Bricostore, Dedeman, Selgros
Now that you have the big picture let's go to under construction projects:
TOM Retail Park Expansion
-opening summer 2012
-14 box units spaces for rent (400mp to 2.500mp)
-opening winter 2012
-to become the largest shopping mall in Constanta with 150.000 mp build
-Cora as the major tennant
-2UG+GF+2Fl+roof-parking and roof- iceskate rink
City Park Mall Expansion
-a new shopping wing with 25.000 GLA
-5 fl office building
-2 x 24 fl towers (residential, hotel, office)
World Trade Center
-opening march 2014
-2 shopping malls with a Carrefour
-ICA (institute of contemporary arts), 8.000 seats concert arena
-2 office buildings
-PArk Inn Hotel with Spa
-developed by Immofinanz
-developed by Plaza Centers
-consists in a supermarket, a DIY unit and a shopping court
-opening summer 2013
Retail Park in the southside of Constanta
-it has no name yet
-Auchan hypermarket with a shopping gallery
-Le Roy Merlin, Decathlon, Kiabi
Other retail construction sites consist in: a second Kaufland, a third Lidl.
Other proposed - (construction starting) to be announced investments are: SPAR, Kaufland 3, Kaufland 4, OBI, IKEA and Hornbach.
Next to come: large residential projects and of course highrise projects