The second lockdown affected shopping centers at a key moment for them, namely in the pre-holiday period, during which they generate the highest profits per year.
Tenants hoped that they would be able to make up for the losses incurred during the spring lockdown in the current period. However, this will not happen, as within six months they again had to comply with the government’s decision to close their stores located in malls.
On their behalf are: the Polish Council of Shopping Centers, the Union of Employers of Polish Trade Facilities and Partners and the Union of Polish Trade Employers, ensuring that all necessary sanitary measures are guaranteed in shopping centers to ensure safety for customers. Therefore, they appeal for not prolonging the restrictions and for allowing shopping malls to be fully opened at the end of November. Otherwise, many tenants will have to close their stores and many people will lose their jobs.