Arkady & Sky Tower Braced For Wroclavia Competition


Both Arkady and Sky Tower are making moves to protect their income ahead of the opening of the massive Wroclavia centre in October. 

Arkady have changed their logo and renovated the toilets, while further improvements in the pipeline include an expanded food court, renovated coridoors and elevators, as well as new shops from unique fashion brands.

Meanwhile at Sky Tower shopping centre, which has struggled ever since it opened, empty or unpopular shop units are being slowly converted into office space. By adding extra offices, Sky Tower can earn money via a different revenue stream and also bring new clients to the businesses currently trading inside its rather ghostly shopping centre.

It could all turn out be in vain however, as many experts believe the Wroclavia centre will inevitably gobble up its nearby competition. The President of the Lower Silesian Association of Real Estate, Marlena Joks, appears to be one person who shares this school of thought. According to tuwroclaw.com, Joks is quoted as saying she believes both Arkady and Sky Tower shopping centres will be just offices in the future.

Going by the popularity of other shopping centres that neighbour bus and train stations in Poland, the Wroclavia centre looks certain to be a massive hit.

On paper, it would appear that Arkady will have a rough time competing against its bigger neighbour. Just how big an effect will the Wroclavia centre have though? At the moment it is tough to say, but things certainly won't be the same as they are now. 

Can the Arkady and Sky Tower shopping centres survive? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section. 

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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