It is not easy, the Zeil without Karstadt present, the house is in all the difficulties is still a frequency for this part of the pedestrian zone. But neither the Frankfurt nor the inner city of Mainz will go under if Karstadt closes, and this is not only because, in each of the cities, nor the second Department store of the group remains.
The Internet may be the retail, but so great was the Superiority may be but then. Otherwise, the market share of Online traders still much higher. The buying houses are not first and foremost because of the offers in the network under pressure, but because of the differentiation of the goods of the world, such as the retail chains, which began much earlier. The times where certain items were practically only in the were houses available, over a long time. Hence the optimism stems from the fact, that for the Karstadt-property on the Zeil quickly for new users to find.
However, the inner cities deserve more attention. Their big advantages over the Internet as well as to the shopping centres on the periphery should be made more visible: Here is the shopping with a visit to attractive cafes, Restaurants, museums, the city library connect.
for This purpose, a warranty of safety in the public space, accessibility by car, more uniform opening Hours of shops, including better coordination with public institutions. but All the player would need to at all once to the table. 18 years ago, it is again, as in Frankfurt, the Kaufhof and the Kunsthalle Schirn, the exhibition "Shopping", working together on the purchase of the house façade, and a giant work of art was proudly displayed. Unfortunately, this fruitful connection has not continued.Updated Date: 23 June 2020, 11:20