The first half day “went very well” in Salzburg’s largest shopping center, the Europark in the state capital. This is what center manager Manuel Mayer reported. There was also more going on in the old town and at the shopping center at the main train station on Monday, according to APA inquiries from the local authorities.
“You can tell that there is a certain amount of catching up to do, for example in the areas of technology, sporting goods or toys, but there is actually no industry that really stands out,” said Mayer. The dealers are pleased that the center is back to life. “And people are having fun shopping in brick-and-mortar stores again.”
“It feels good that, apart from the gastronomy, all the shops are open again,” said Kurt Müller, center manager of the Forum 1 shopping center next to Salzburg’s main train station. Since there are basic supplies in the center, there was considerable activity even during the lockdown, “but now there are significantly more customers. The customers have already been waiting and you have the feeling that.”
There was also a lot more going on in Salzburg’s old town than during the lockdown, although on a Monday the customer frequency is generally not high and the weather was bad today, as the old town association manager Sandra Woglar-Meyer described in an APA conversation. “There were many regular customers, but also occasional customers. The dealers are optimistic and satisfied because something is happening again.” Above all, those who buy in are those who value direct contact with the retailer and who want advice. It is also an advantage that shopping in the old town can be combined with a stroll through the Christmas market, said the managing director. From Friday, when the restaurants and bars open up, the old town merchants expect a larger number of customers, also on Sunday, December 19th, especially in the Getreidegasse area.