Itis shopping centre
Itis shopping centre - Bulevardi
|Location||Itäkeskus, Helsinki, Finland|
|No. of stores and services||> 150|
|No. of anchor tenants||6|
|Total retail floor area||81,218 m2 (874,220 sq ft)|
|No. of floors||4[contradictory]|
|Public transit access||Itäkeskus metro station|
Itis (formerly Itäkeskus) is a shopping centre in the district of Itäkeskus in East Helsinki, Finland. It is located next to the eastern motorway and the Itäkeskus metro station. The mall has been refurbished a number of times, most recently in 2014, increasing the gross leasable area — including offices — to a total of 103,675 m2 (1,115,950 sq ft). It has a leasable retail area of 81,218 m2 (874,220 sq ft), containing more than 150 shops; including restaurants, cafés and grocery stores, which makes it the fourth largest shopping centre in Finland. The mall has 3,000 parking spaces and approximately 18 million visitors annually. Its anchor tenants are Stockmann, S-market, Lidl, Halonen, Tokmanni and H&M.
The shopping centre is divided into four sections: Pasaasi(1984), Pikku-Bulevardi, Bulevardi(1992), and Piazza(2001). It has five floors, with the shops and other commercial services mainly concentrated on the first and second floors.[contradictory] The other floors are reserved mainly for parking and office space.
The shopping centre was built in three stages. The part now known as Pasaasi was completed in 1984 under the name Itämarket ('eastern market'), complete with the metro station and 41 shops. The new shopping centre proved successful, and an extension with 160 more shops (now Bulevardi and Pikku-Bulevardi) was built by September 1992. Another extension, known as Piazza, was opened in 2001. The following year, the property was sold by its owner Sponda Oyj to the Dutch company Wereldhave NV.
Finnkino opened Finland's first IMAX movie theatre in Itis on 30th November 2018.
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