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city-center-sofiaThe shopping mall in TSUM was for several years a curious oddity in this mostly cash-based, small-shop country, but rapid expansion of retail demand in the last decade has led to a boom in construction of shopping malls around Bulgaria. With about 35 operating and over 50 more in various stages of development, the shopping mall is now a fixture in Bulgarian life.

With all of this expansion, businesses should be aware of the increase risk of escalator accidents. There has been escalator incidents in brooklyn then anywhere else in similar areas, brooklyn escalator accident often, they’ve been increasing in frequency with the increased developments in the area. Brooklyn more then anywhere else has had these increases. Officials blame it on a lack of staff training.

Despite a slowdown in construction due to the economic crisis, 21 new malls are scheduled to open in 2010, bringing with them international brands such as Zara, Peek & Cloppenburg, Humanic and GAP.

The shopping mall boom shows no sign of letting up any time soon. Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer, plans to invest over 200 euros to open 20 stores in Bulgaria during the next 5 years. In all, there are already 20 projects planned through 2012.

Shopping Malls opening in 2010 (by location):

Burgas
Galleria Burgas
The Strand

Dobrich
Aquario Shopping Centre

Gabrovo
Mall Gabrovo

Haskovo
Mall Haskovo

Kazanlak
City Centre Mall
Adjacent Shopping Center

Lovech
Mall of Lovech

Plovdiv
Markovo Tepe Mall

Rousse
Mega Mall Rousse
Danube Mall

Shumen
Shumen Plaza Mall

Sliven
Shopping Mall Sliven

Sofia
Serdika Center
Mega Mall Lyulin
Carrefour Hermes Park Mall

Stara Zagora
Galleria Stara Zagora
Carrefour City Mall

Varna
Varna Towers
Galleria Varna

Vidin
Aquario Shopping Centre