Kielce: new hypermarkets in two (of four) shopping centres

Kielce retail map is dominated by four main shopping centers (over 5,000 m2) with a total area of ​​over 150,000 sqm. The average vacancy rate in the city slightly exceeded 4%.

Galeria Echo is the largest scheme in Kielce, very popular among residents. The closed Tesco hypermarket has been replaced by a Carrefour store. The largest vacancies in the centre are the space on the top floor and in the premise after closed Go Sport store.

The youngest retail scheme in Kielce is Galeria Korona, established a decade ago and located in the city centre. Although Galeria Korona has the highest number of vacant units, they have a smaller average area comparing to Galeria Echo. The largest changes in relation to the last study took place on the ground floor, in the area of ​​the entrance from Warszawska Street - there were, among others, new Action store or the first Papiernik by Empik store in the Świętokrzyskie voivodeship. In 2021, a Half Price store was also opened in Galeria Korona.

Centrum Radomska and Pasaż Świętokrzyski - these are district galleries, located on the outskirts of the city. The first of them is an over 20-year-old centre. Despite its age, it still has a low vacancy rate. During the pandemic, a TEDi store was opened there. Pasaż Świętokrzyski, which was a few years later, saw a change of main grocery tenant - Leclerc hypermarket was replaced by Kaufland. Dealz and Action stores also joined the tenant list - for the latter it was the 200th store in Poland. The other changes mainly concerned stand operators.