Grupo MRP will build the biggest mall in the Bajío, which will have 75 thousand square meters of profitable area and will host the second Apple Store in Mexico.
With an investment of 400 million dollars, the Mexico Retail Properties (MRP) group will build the City Park Shopping Center in the city of León, Guanajuato.
This new mall will have in a first stage 75,000 square meters of Commercial Gross Profit Area (ABR), 20,000 square meters of ABR for offices and a tower with 300 luxury apartments. Currently, the largest commercial center in the region is Plaza Antea in Querétaro, which has a commercial ABR of 50 thousand square meters.
“What we are looking for is that it is an integral set and that it can offer a micro-city feature in which you have mixed small, residential, single or family departments and have all this multi-market activity,” explained Carlos Real, vice president of new business Of MRP.
In its construction process, which begins in February next year, the project will generate 3,000 direct and indirect sources of employment during development, while in operation the labor supply will be 7,000 permanent jobs.
“We are including the brands that currently have no presence in the city, we will cover consumer demand,” explained Carlos Aparicio, commercial director of MRP.
According to the executive, this new mall will bring to the city of Leon stores of some of the most recognized companies in Mexico, such as Palacio de Hierro, Guess, Calvin Klein, Forever 21 and Apple.
The project, which is financed through a CDK placed on the Mexican Stock Exchange, is expected to open its doors to the public in the fall of 2019.
In a second stage is planned the construction of two new towers for residential housing, however, no further details were provided.
By 2017 the pipeline of development of the company has contemplated the construction of 16 more complexes, of which 5 would be located in Mexico City and the rest in other states of the republic.
THE SECOND APPLE STORE OF MEXICO
According to Real, this new `mall` will be the headquarters of the second Apple store in Mexico (the first is in the Santa Fe Mall), of the 6 that would have planned to open the technology company in the country.
“Comes the second Apple Store, which is a full Apple store, will be handled directly by the brand, not a franchise. This will be the first in the area of the Bajío and comes with us, “said the manager.
According to the manager, the deal with representatives of the company creator of the iPhone has already been closed, so the opening of this new store could be given along with the inauguration of the new complex in 2019.