Shopping malls come back to life in the 1st weekend of reopening and breathe a sigh of relief after accumulating losses of 50% of turnover compared to weekdays during 7 months of forced closure on holidays and pre-holidays, in the high periods of the year, Christmas included. The shopping flows on Saturday and Sunday in the past week were “very positive compared to the same week of 2020 even if we are still far from 2019”. This was reported to Adnkronos by Roberto Zoia, president of the National Council for shopping centers, the day after the reopening. “But it must be taken into account that we still have the handbrake on – adds Zoia – with entrances still limited and many indoor restaurants not yet active, and this has been noticed above all in the time slot from 13 to 15, but the important thing is that you can see a certain serenity among the people who come to visit the shopping centers, while at the reopening of 2020 after the lockdown the climate was different “. In general, there is a 50% more influx than on weekdays. As for the reopening in view of the summer “certainly not the best time, people will want to go on vacation, but we are positive because in the tourist resorts Italians will go shopping, perhaps for second homes, and will go to those proximity shopping centers “adds Zoia. Positive results also in Porta di Roma, one of the largest and most popular shopping centers. “It is a good start that gives a good prospect of a return to normality, above all a return to the functioning of the shopping arcade of a well-organized system such as ours” says Filippo De Ambrogi, director of Porta di Roma. People returned to Porta di Roma “to a comparable extent in September-October 2020, therefore not yet on pre-covid flows, but with very good numbers”, declares satisfied De Ambrogi who points out how the turnout was in line with the round of business + 50% compared to weekdays (Monday-Friday).
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