Although trends in the commercial real estate market are constantly evolving, the monitoring of Kraków's and Wrocław’s high streets did not show spectacular changes in this market segment.
The Main Market Square in Kraków and the network of streets that comprise the Old Town, the area most haunted by tourists from around the world is permanently marked by the presence of tenants from the catering and retail sector. There have been several relocations, for example the American bakery Cupcake Corner moved to another premises at Grodzka Street, while its previous location will soon be occupied by a Costa Coffee joint. On the other hand, at Szewska street, one can drop by the renovated Zalipianki Resto Bar under the banner of a celebrity chef Ewa Wachowicz, or a newly opened Burger King restaurant located a couple or so meters away.
Like in Kraków, the most visited areas of the city in Wrocław, such as Rynek, Plac Kościuszki, Świdnicka and Oławska streets are also dominated by premises of the catering sector. Among the new places one can spot an international brand’s debut on the map of the capital of the Lower Silesia Voivodship – the Hard Rock Café restaurant, its fourth location in Poland. Futurenet Cafe is also a new tenant at the main high street in Wrocław.
The vacancy rate in Kraków remains on the same level compared to the previous year, while in Wrocław it is imperceptibly declining. A characteristic feature of the catering trade in both cities is the ceaseless replacement of tenants.