There is a bigger interest by investors in being situated as close as possible to the cube where the Pompidou centre is to be located. The restaurant zone is 100 per cent occupied, meaning that new bars and eateries can only set up if an existing one closes. There is still, on the other hand, a lot of space for new shops and demand has risen so that – it is hoped – twice as many new shops open this year as last.
Negotiations are still going on for the largest vacant slot in Muelle Uno, the corner space which is 1,600 square metres in size. The most recent rumour was that a supermarket was going to take the space. Now it seems that this may have changed. Those responsible have indicated that negotiations are still open and that interested parties with offers on the table include a food business and a toy company. “We have a higher demand now for quality goods with the presence of the Pompidou Centre”, they say.