DOT shopping is putting the finishing touches on your reconversion after leaving the Wal Mart supermarket and the Falabella chain. In these vacant places there are also an offer of 5-a-side football pitches, medical offices and gastronomic spaces, among other proposals.
From IRSA, the company that owns 14 shopping centers in the country, they began to design the conversion two years ago. In the middle they went through seven months of 2020 with the premises closed due to the pandemic and another two months of confinement so far this year due to the effect of the second wave.
And now, after an investment of US $ 3 million by the company and close to US $ 2.5 million On the part of the new tenants, the “new shopping” begins to open. With the new premises they will cover four axes: life style, recreation, health and gastronomy.
In most of the 7,500 meters spread over three floors that Falabella occupied, there is now a Life Style Center, a show room in which three firms coexist: Patagonia Flooring, the wooden flooring company that is the usual supplier of the projects of Irsa, the design and decoration company Fontenla and the A2 group, Archivo Activos, with office furniture and an area that in the future will function as coworking space.
Wine up store at DOT shopping.
Two sports and outdoors companies will be set up on the middle floor. And the ground floor was already occupied by the Rouge cosmetics store, which was already present at the DOT with a smaller store.
In the space occupied by the supermarket, the greatest novelty is provided by the company La cancha. Will open two soccer fields 5, with a bar and a thematic store.
On that floor there will be space for gamers, with the Neverland amusement complex offering tailored to teens and young adults. A headquarters for Sport Club, the chain of gyms, was also installed.
In the DOT shopping they prepare the opening of soccer fields 5.
Another novelty will be that the space dedicated to health. On the one hand, Swiss Medical will have external clinics. To this is added a Vacunarte headquarters, which is already operating, the More Vision optician and a Farmacity store. In addition, a Santander branch was installed.
And the gastronomic area is covered by a Wine up store, a chain of wineries of Mendoza origin, a market for gourmet products and a premises of the Hausbrot company. In addition, the DOT will have a new restaurant, Moii and will have two other proposals on the terraces, Maldini and Aribau.
A new shopping
In Irsa they emphasize that this new space is practically equivalent twice the footage of the Arcos District, the open-air shopping center that they have on Juan B Justo avenue.
“It is not risky to say that it is a new shopping”Said Sergio Dattil, manager of Institutional Relations at IRSA. “The company had to build premises and carry out civil works and the laying of services in the area left free by Wal Mart. This work required an investment of close to US $ 3 million. “
The new tenants will invest an amount of around US $ 2.5 million. Now the DOT will have 156 stores and 21 new brands.