The FNAC move project to the former UGC cinema in Allées Roosevelt was presented to the members of the commercial development committee.
But who will be moving into the old UGC cinema on Allées Roosevelt in Toulouse, left free by its occupant since July 2, 2019 and its takeover by the Toulouse property company Caso Patrimoine? After the Ikea rumor at the end of 2019, then that of the H & M brand in early 2020, the soap opera continues with a new episode …
On November 17, the Departmental Commercial Development Commission, which issues the necessary administrative authorization for projects with more than 1,000 m2 of sales area, gave a favorable opinion on “the creation of a sector 2 store. “, that is to say a non-food trade.
The table of opinions issued by the CDAC and distributed by the prefecture does not specify the name of the sign. But, according to our information, it was the relocation of FNAC that was presented during the examination of this file before the members of the commission. FNAC, now the FNAC Darty group, historic tenant of the 3,500 m2 Les Américains building, located just opposite the UGC, would therefore opt for more prestigious premises.
However, is the file finalized? On the side of FNAC Wilson, the director, Laure Aoustin, contacted, affirm that there is no project. And, on the side of the owner of the walls, Caroline Monné, co-manager with her sister from Caso Patrimoine, even evokes “a false rumor”.
Two years of construction
In three months, between the announcement to employees in April and the lowering of the curtain in July 2019, the UGC had left a site that was losing commercial momentum and difficult to rehabilitate as its rival Gaumont Wilson had done. The group had decided to relocate in a suburb of the city, Montaudran, where it has since opened, last June, a complex of seven rooms.
Attached to Toulouse’s heritage, Caroline and Sophie Monné had taken over for € 23 million the building whose white art deco facade has been listed since 1974. A vast site rehabilitation project, which runs to rue Austerlitz at the back, where four buildings were also purchased, was entrusted to the architect Pierre-Louis Taillandier. In short, everything must be redone to create, instead of the interlacing of projection rooms and corridors, sales areas suitable for a new use. The works are expected to be substantial in this perimeter of the hyper-city center. Two years of work thus programmed.
The project also includes an office floor above the future store. And above all, on the roof, a restaurant with terrace, a rooftop, as some have recently seen the light of day in the Pink City: a stone’s throw away, on the boulevards, at Mama Shelter, and rue Alsace, on the roof of Galeries Lafayette, for example. Enough to put the old theater, which became a cinema in 1931, back on the stage.