Capitol Park Sombor, the first retail park in Sombor, opened its doors to visitors on the 21st of September. Great number of people who visited the shopping complex at Strosmajerova 28 confirm that the Capitol Park is a new shopping and entertainment centre for Sombor and citizens from the surrounding municipalities. Brands that welcomed their first customers in Sombor are Deichmann, Takko, DM, C&A, Studio Moderna (Top Shop), Nefa Furniture, Winner Exchange Office, My Kiosk and Galen Pharmacy.

Opening event started with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Sombor officials and those from surrounding municipalities, and partners involved in the building of the project.  British-based Poseidon Group, which invested EUR 10 M, was greeted by the President of the Assembly of the City of Sombor prim. Dr Zoran Parcetic.  With Poseidon Group director in Serbia James Gunn, Dr Parcetic marked the start of Capitol Park Sombor and celebrated its successful future

Mr Gunn thanked Sombor Municipality and its citizens for their significant support during the intense construction phase of the project and announced further investments in Serbia: “Continued investments demonstrate our confidence in the economic recovery of Serbia, which will bring more jobs, while expanding consumer choice and services of benefit to communities across the country,” he said.

Dr Parčetić commented on the importance of the investment to Sombor, adding: “From a perspective of someone who was born and raised in Sombor which used to be the main trade center in the region, I expect that Capitol Park Sombor opening will bring this back. I expect branded goods to be affordable for Sombor citizens and regional buyers. I also hope that new job roles will bring good not only to families of employed people, but also to existing businesses in Sombor. I wish Capitol Park brings everyone something good – new jobs, affordable goods and lead to new investments in Sombor”, Parčetić said.

Capitol Park Sombor marks the successful completion of the first phase of the project, while Lidl hypermarket will open in 2018.

Capitol Park Sombor is Poseidon Group’s second retail park project in Serbia following the opening of Capitol Park Sabac in 2014.  In October, Capitol Park Rakovica will open in Belgrade, with other new projects due in 2018.

In addition to entertainments for the retail park’s first shoppers, singer Željko Vasić held a concert in the park, followed by fireworks marking Capitol Park Sombor’s grand opening.