Poznań is a very attractive location for renting a commercial, retail or service unit. However, before you decide to rent space and your business is spectacularly successful, you should learn a few facts about the Poznań real estate market and what you need to pay attention to when choosing the location for a store or restaurant.
Let's start with the fact that recently there have been many positive changes on the market of retail and service premises in Poznań. This was supported by, among others, the renovation of Saint Marcin street, which according to the assumptions is to become a showcase of the city. Thanks to lower rental rates, almost all municipal premises on Saint Martin street have found tenants. Previously, for a long time, many of them were empty. There is a big chance that the street trade market will become exceptionally strong in the near future in Poznań. Renting premises in buildings located on or near busy streets may be a good solution for people with less financial resources and just starting their business. You can find locations where rental rates are lower than in shopping malls and the duration of the contract is shorter and most importantly, the opening hours of the premises are determined by yourself. Currently, only Paderewskiego Street is recognized as a so-called high street, a street with luxurious shops and prestigious brands.
The commercial retail market in Poznań is mainly concentrated in shopping malls. This is because the saturation of shopping centers is very high compared to the rest of Poland. The entrance to the shopping center has its better and worse sides. Undoubtedly, it allows you to reach a large number of clients generated by gallery activities. At this point, we want to point out that opening a new concept in a shopping mall can be risky and stressful if you do not have a large financial base and a recognizable brand. You have to pay a deposit, pay for the project and arrange the premises and salaries of employees who will work during the opening hours of the gallery. It is worth remembering that the contract usually subscribes to 5 years without the possibility of early termination. A lot depends also on the type of business, because not every business is suitable for a shopping center. If you are not sure how your business idea will react to customers, and you want to open the premises in a shopping mall, consider the option of a temporary store (pop-up). This is a good alternative, because you can open a unit for 3-5 months and you can easily check how customers visiting the gallery react to it. The idea of pop-up is very popular among start-ups in the fashion industry - here you should pay special attention to Polish brands, such as Bizuu, TUTU or Orska, who have just begun their adventure with the shopping center market from pop-up. Shopping malls are an interesting option for entities that started with online sales and think about a stationary point
In the gastronomy market, Poznań is called the city of innovative gastronomy. Here, the signature field for opening a new concept is wide. Location plays a very important role, however, the original idea, good ingredients or decent customer service can enchant even the worst. An example of this may be Śródka or Fyrtel Jeżyce. However, it is worth having in the back of the head that... Poznanians like to eat out, but they do not want to spend big money on it.