IULIUS opens the second Family Market retail project in Iasi
IULIUS opened the second Family Market project in the Bucium neighborhood of Iasi. The convenience retail project caters necessary everyday services and products in the residential area which has seen steady development in recent years. McDonald’s Drive Thru, Auchan supermarket, Sinsay, and another 23 local and national entrepreneurs provide the customized mix of products and services resulting from the community consulting.
This year, IULIUS opened two Family Market projects in Iasi, the first one in Miroslava Commune this summer, and now the second one in Bucium neighborhood. “This is a 12 million Euro investment and we have a retail area of 5,500 sqm accommodating 26 brands, which have created over 180 new jobs”, says Radu Parlea, Shopping Center Manager Family Market. “Most brands are local and national, with fresh and healthy products, from flower shop, grocery, pastry shop, meat goods, and restaurants, to car parts, hair salon and necessary everyday services. The concept is designed to address the public interest in local consumption.”
The new project includes a McDonald’s restaurant, the second location of the brand including a Drive-Thru service and the fourth one in Iași. The restaurant integrates the latest technologies, being fitted with digital menu screens and self-service kiosks for placing orders, and clients can enjoy their favorite products both inside the restaurant and using the Drive-Thru and McDelivery services.
The Auchan supermarket is also an anchor of the project, with a large area concept on more than 2,000 sqm and providing clients with more than 11,000 products. The store offer includes Auchan store-brand products, Romanian and international brands, food and non-food products, as well as a selection of Romanian products from local producers and suppliers.
Family Market includes a green area with mature trees and decorative plants, which help reduce the carbon footprint. The project is also easily accessible by pedestrians, as well as by bike or car, owing to the mobility solutions implemented here. The project offers 151 parking spaces, bike parking spaces, and electric vehicle charging stations.
The investments for Family Market Bucium and Family Market Miroslava add up to more than 24 million Euro. The financing partner of IULIUS for these projects is CEC Bank.