A report by the CBRE Group retail estate company has found ul.Świdnicka to have the 8th best commercial potential of any street in Poland.
Świdnicka street finished below the likes of Nowy Świat, Marszałkowska and Chmielna in Warszawa, Floriańska in Krakow, Półwiejska in Poznan and Długi Targ in Gdańsk.
According to tuwroclaw.com, the ten streets mentioned in the report are distinguished by their combination of prestigious commercial and office buildings together with tourist attractions.
The CBRE predict that in the next 10 years the volume of retail space on Polish ‘high streets’ may increase by 15-20 percent. This is despite the fact that there are so many shopping centres in the major cities.
Renata Kamińska of the CBRE claims that the Sunday trading ban is partly bringing people back to city centre high streets. She says that with the malls closed, people are choosing to visit areas of the city with the best leisure and entertainment options. High streets tend to do quite well in this field, so have the opportunity to blossom in the near future.
The CBRE have cited Renoma and Arkady Wrocławskie shopping centres, Capitol Theatre, DCF Cinema, as well as bars and cafes on Bogusławskiego Street and Świdnicka street, as being the main factors attracting people to the Świdnicka street area.