Stary Browar: "The Old Brewery Shopping Centre" Top 5 Page for this destination Poznan Shopping Tip by alancollins

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The Stary Browar (Old Brewery) Shopping Mall was one of the surprise features of my trip to Poznan. The original building dates from 1844 and brewing continued on the site until 1980. Even during WW2 it continued brewing beer only stopping for a short time in 1944 when the basement was used as an air raid shelter. The building was damaged during the siege of Poznan and this reduction future output. The building gained a new lease of life in 1998 when work started on converting the building to a shopping centre. Phase 1 was completed in 2003 and Phase 2 which doubled the size of the shopping centre was completed in 2007. The building has won numerous awards including the best shopping centre in world in the medium size class and the best shopping centre in Europe. It is unusual because it is a number of buildings linked together, each giving a different feel. There is a courtyard where art events are held. This links on one side what can best be described as a typical type of long drawn out shopping centre with a cinema. On the other side of the courtyard is a circular atrium, spread out on a number of floors. All the escalators have latest clear sides so you can observe the mechanism.

Address: 32 Pólwiejska Street, 61-888 Poznań
othercontact: +48 61 6671400
Phone: +48 61 8596050
Theme: Other

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 8, 2008
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2014 at 3:58 AM

    This certainly does sound like a unique shopping mall.

    • alancollins's Profile Photo
      Apr 7, 2014 at 4:19 AM

      Foreign companies have invested huge amounts of money in unusual shopping centres in Poland and seem to be doing well. For some reason the shopping units are always occupied and never closed down, unlike the UK?


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