Galerie Harfa, Bringing Dinosaurs to A Mall Near Prague
A new East European mall has a unique draw, a dinosaur-themed amusement park. Bloomberg has a report on the Galerie Harfa, a shopping mall in Prague's Vysocany suburb. The article says that mall space has more than quadrupled since the former Soviet states joined the European Union in 2004. While once it was merely enough for these malls to offer access to popular and trendy brands now shoppers want the big wow, hence the dinosaurs. Like many malls here in the U.S., the Galerie Harfa will be more than just a place to shop but also a place to hang out. The rooftop park has life-sized replicas of dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops in a setting of palm trees and pathways. The 220-million-euro project will include tenants like Interspar, Marks & Spencer, Intersport, Esprit and Datart. It is located near the O2 Arena which hosts sporting and other events. The mall is set to open at the end of the year.