HANSA RECEIVED EXCELLENT MARKS FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY
Up to 90% of respondents to KTI Kiinteistötieto's survey rate Hansakortteli's sustainability activities as excellent or good. According to the new survey, the rating for responsibility was 4.2/5, an improvement from the previous year.
"In 2022, we saw a significant improvement in our NPS, as it rose by ten percentage points to 47. It is above the average obtained by shopping center operators in KTI's survey," says Timo Palviainen, Shopping Center Director of Hansakortteli.
Extraordinary years are reflected in the everyday life of Hansakortteli. At the end of 2021, an exceptionally large number of disturbances caused by young people were observed in the city center of Turku.
"We decided to choose a prevention, openness and multi-professional collaboration as our guiding principles when dealing with youth. If young persons need help, we aim to support them through our network,” says Palviainen and continues:
"The collaboration between Hansakortteli and various actors to improve safety and the well-being of youth has received significant attention. The work done is now of interest to Finnish cities and the so-called Hansa model has been presented at events organized by the Finnish Trade Union and the Ministry of Internal Affairs,” says Palviainen.
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MANY NEW POP-UP STORES OPEN IN HANSAKORTTELI
During this summer Hansakortteli will get many new pop-up stores. Finlayson, Makia, and Vallila have already opened a multi-brand store in beginning of June. The store offers textiles both for home and the wardrobe.
In July kids clothing brand Metsola will open its store for two weeks. Additionally, women's clothing brands Voglia & Nosh will return to Hansakortteli with their boutique.
SUMMER IN TURKU CITY CENTER IS FILLED WITH EVENTS
The most versatile program offering ever attracts visitors to the city center of Turku this summer. Several events will be organized at the new market square. From June 5th to 18th, Turku Food Weeks will be celebrated. During the event, Turku will honor the rich restaurant culture and the world-famous Michelin star award ceremony to be organized in Turku on June 12. Hansakortteli also participates in the Food Weeks by organizing the Food Days event, where participants can get to know, for example, local producers of the area and taste the delicacies of Hansa's restaurants.
On summer Sundays until September, Second Hand Sunday will be organized at the Market Square, where individuals sell their own flea treasures and small entrepreneurs sell their products.
Turku's music festival will take over Turku Market Square on August 12, when the entire family can enjoy the TURKU LOVE outdoor concert. Turku Art Night will be celebrated on August 17, and on September 2nd the Film Day will transform the city into a big movie stage and gather the townspeople around the big screens.
The summer season will end on September 17 with the celebration of Turku Day, which offers plenty of things to see and do throughout the city.
FINLAND'S OLDEST THEATER BUILDING GETS A NEW DIRECTOR
Hansakortteli is one of the rare shopping centers that has its own theater and a phantom of the theater. The local newspaper Turun Sanomat reports that Kira-Emmi Pohtokari will start in August as the director of Åbo Svenska Teater, following the retirement of Jukka Aaltonen. The renovation of the 184-year-old building will begin in the next few years. However, the phantom will remain the same.
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"We are very happy that we will soon be able to offer an even more comprehensive Italian experience in one place at Hansakortteli. In the Italian style, we will serve authentic local food, and in addition to our ice cream, we prepare fresh pasta, pizza dough and mozzarella on-site at Hansakortteli,"
says entrepreneur Angelo Tursi. He will open a restaurant in Hansakortteli that will bring Gelateria Nuvole, pasta restaurant Basta, and Pizzeria 450°C under the same roof. Pizzeria 450°C has been chosen among the 50 best pizzerias in Europe.