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Belgium Retail City Guides
Mechelen, located in Flanders between Brussels and Antwerp, is the 10th biggest Belgian city. In a 20 minutes drivetime, around 430,000 inhabitants can enjoy a vibrant retail market. A strong and diversified retail landscape, a dynamic take-up and a vacancy rate close to 0% attract retailers and investors in the different High Streets of the city as well as Out-of-Town retail parks.
The Ijzerenleen and the Bruul, the two most famous retail streets of the city, benefit from a robust commercial mix, combining international and local brands. These last months, they also observed the arrival of qualitative F&B chains (Hawaiian Poké Bowl, Wasbar…), different boutiques and concept stores, new retailers (Bang & Olufsen, Dille & Kamille) on the Ijzerenleen and sport and leisure activities (Basic-Fit, Decathlon, Courir, Snipes…) on the Bruul. The dynamic retail market contributes to a slight increase of rental values these last months.
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