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Main-Taunus-Zentrum to invest EUR 20 million in new center spot with high-quality gastronomy and attractive outdoor areas

A new highlight is to be added to the Main-Taunus-Zentrum, one of the largest and highest-turnover shopping centers in Germany: In the heart of the open-air shopping center in Sulzbach near Frankfurt am Main, a new lively and urban center with a high-quality, varied gastronomy and food offering is planned. Five new freestanding restaurant buildings are to be built which feature partly covered, partly open terraces, attractively styled, green outdoor areas and sophisticated architecture.

The owners of the center, Deutsche EuroShop and a closed-end real estate, are investing approx. EUR 20 million in the strategic development of the center, while ECE Marketplaces, which operates and leases the center, is responsible for the planning and implementation of the project. The realization is planned for 2024. First gastronomy concepts are to be presented already in the next few months.

The new "Foodgarden" will be built on an area of around 7,000 m² in the heart of the shopping center in place of a former department store building and will include up to seven regional and international restaurant concepts as well as complementary delicatessen offerings with further culinary specialties. The aim of the project is to add further highlights and an extensive range of gastronomic offerings to the high-quality tenant mix, to further enhance the quality and length of stay in the Main-Taunus-Zentrum, and to strengthen its character as an open urban destination center.

Currently, the area is already being used successfully with a new gastronomy concept: On an area of more than 1,000 m², a total of ten food trucks and sales stands offer a variety of food and beverages in the open air – and the temporary offer is already very well received by the center's customers.

Opened in 1964, the Main-Taunus-Zentrum has 170 stores on a sales area of over 90,000 m², including concepts such as Apple, Anson's, Breuninger, Hollister and Zara, as well as a multiplex cinema.

About ECE Marketplaces

ECE Marketplaces is a leading service provider in Europe for the management of shopping centers and offers comprehensive expertise and more than 55 years of experience in the professional operation and marketing of shopping centers as well as their continuous development into lively marketplaces and attractive urban districts.

As part of the internationally active real estate and investment company ECE Group, ECE Marketplaces manages around 200 shopping centers – including 40 shopping centers in international markets and more than 50 retail parks under the management of MEC METRO-ECE Centermanagement – as well as around 160 car parks. For the owners of the centers, the ECE experts offer all related services from a single source – from asset and property management and leasing, mall marketing, and facility management to comprehensive financing, architecture and construction, as well as omnichannel services.

Through continuous investments in digitization, customer service, and the extensive retail, non-retail, dining, and entertainment options offered at the centers, ECE is continuously developing and enhancing its shopping portfolio together with the investors. For more information, please visit:

About Deutsche EuroShop AG

Deutsche EuroShop is Germany’s only public company that invests solely in shopping centers in prime locations. The SDAX-listed company currently has equity interests in 21 European shopping centers in Germany, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. Besides other properties, its Portfolio comprises Main-Taunus-Zentrum near Frankfurt, Altmarkt-Galerie in Dresden and Galeria Baltycka in Gdansk.

Media Contact:

ECE Group Services
Lukas Nemela
Press spokesperson
Tel.: +49 (40) 60606-6898