30 March 2009 11:00

Inauguration of IGD’s Tiburtino shopping center on 2 April

A 52 thousand square meter “piazza” in Guidonia Montecelio, 120 stores, 10 restaurants/cafes and the Coop, open seven days a week, all on one floor

On Thursday, 2 April, the Tiburtino Shopping Center, owned by Igd, one of the key players in the Italian retail real estate sector, will open. A total of € 108 million was invested in the center which is located in the city of Guidonia Montecelio along the Tiburtina roadway just a few kilometers from the orbital motorway, Grande Raccordo Anulare. It covers an area of 52,500 m2 and each of the 120 shops, found on a single floor, is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m..

On 2 April, the public inauguration ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with entertainment, tastings and gadgets galore, as well as promotional sales in several different stores. The entertainment for both children and adults will continue all day long in the company of Max Giusti and Nathalie Caldonazzo, the ceremony’s  testimonials.

The center created by Igd is destined to become a meeting place not only for the cities of Guidonia, Montecelio and Tivoli, but also for the towns found northeast of Rome which encompasses a potential customer base of more than one million inhabitants. With regard to employment, the structure will employ more than one thousand people between the sales personnel and the crews involved in maintenance, cleaning and various services.

Tiburtino features a diversified offer broken down in different sales “worlds”, designed with the specific needs of the clientele in mind. The main plaza is accessible from three entrances and includes brands from the world of fashion (such as H&M, Bata, Piazza Italia, Scarpamondo). In the “kids” world you will find stores with clothing for children and newborns, an ice cream parlor, a chocolate shop and a large, equipped playground (400 square meters) where kids are looked after by specialized personnel. The world of “living spaces” features basic home furnishings, as well as family products, and includes OBI, the leader in do-it-yourself,  Euronics, leader in retail electronics,  and the Coop which covers 4,300 square meters, 2,600 of which devoted to food products including regional specialties, takeaway and an impressive wine cellar. There is also an ample range of restaurants: from the traditional Roman tavern or fiaschetteria (Gnam Gnam) to the Neapolitan pizzeria (Farinella), both with table service and à la carte menus,  as well as eight cafes/bars. The two floor parking garage has 4,000 parking spaces.