“In addition to the curfew measures which produced real but insufficient effects”, the government decided that as of January 31, “Non-food shopping centers with a surface area greater than 20,000 square meters, which promote the most mixing of the population, will be closed”. When Jean Castex announced this measure on Friday, January 29, many consumers and traders were wondering about the fate of their shopping center.
From the data of LSA Expert, we were able to reconstruct the complete list of 334 shopping centers of more than 20,000 m² (excluding retail parks) in France. The total area is 13,010,982 m².
Their effective closure depends in fact on the presence or absence of food stores in the center, which may remain open, but above all on the method of calculation adopted by the government. These rules, which have given rise to the misunderstanding of part of the sector, include offices, reserves and stocks in the calculation and do not take into account shopping malls in shopping centers.
Hence the difference between this figure of 334, based on the collections of the CDAC (Departmental Commercial Development Commission), and those communicated by the Ministry of the Economy, according to which nearly 400 centers are concerned. Some 25,000 stores in total must lower the curtain, whether they are located in a shopping center or have a surface area of more than 20,000 m², like Ikea, where almost the entire park has had to close.
Please note that the open-air centers appearing in this list are not subject to closure.
Discover this list below, by sorting the table by city, department or surface.
Shopping centers of more than 20,000 m²: