Lidl, the discount grocery chain, plans a store on Prague’s Na Příkopě street. It will use the premises of a historic building, the former headquarters of the Czechoslovak Commercial Bank. The grocery store will be located next to Hamley’s toy store. Lidl expects to open the new store in the middle of the year, it said in a press release today.
The grocery store will cover an area of 1,140 sqm. The construction work is intended to affect the character of the building as little as possible, so there will be many atypical elements in the space.
“Fitting the store into this unique space is a challenge for us, and we believe that the new store will simplify life, especially for residents of the adjacent neighborhoods, but also for employees and visitors to the city center who do not have access to a grocery store in their immediate vicinity,” said Lidl spokesman Tomáš Myler.
The building at the corner of Na Příkopě and Panská streets was renovated about ten years ago by Immofinanz and Lordship. It offers retail and office space and an underground car park.
Lidl announced at the end of 2019 that it would focus on redeveloping existing buildings to accommodate new stores. The company currently operates 289 stores domestically.