New food concepts, cinema, and outside terraces planned for MyZeil shopping center in Frankfurt.The planning includes the realization of unique and innovative food and entertainment options on the fourth floor with a diverse mix of modern international and local restaurants and bars as well as a premium cinema. The current concept and the first visualizations of Frankfurt's new food destination, which shall be named “Foodtopia”, were presented to potential retail partners and restaurant operators by ECE and British food expert Jonathan Doughty, Head of EMEA Foodservice Consulting at JLL. “Foodtopia” is supposed to be the second major element of the modernization and refurbishment of MyZeil, which make it a modern shopping, lifestyle and entertainment complex. The refurbishment of the lower sales levels is already in full swing. It will include a new lobby and newly arranged elevators to improve directions and wayfinding inside the building.
The new gastronomy concept on MyZeil's fourth floor includes a broad spectrum of various international and regional premium restaurants and bars in seven different themed areas. The objective is to offer the right food at the right time of day and for every taste at Foodtopia from morning to night: a café bar, premium fast-casual lunch options, casual dining options for exclusive evening meals, and cool bars, which will be open till late.
Further special highlights that are planned for Foodtopia include up to four different terraces, one of which could be located on the seventh floor overlooking the roofs of the city. They will offer great views on Frankfurt's skyline and a relaxed urban ambiance. In addition, also the interior of Foodtopia will convince and intrigue the visitors and include various design elements from the international restaurant industry such as urban gardening and vintage styles. As a reinterpretation of a market hall with its diverse offers and its vivid atmosphere, the new food area shall creatively reflect the existing spectacular glass architecture by Massimiliano Fuksas and, with new visual effects, present it in a new light and integrate it into the building.
In addition, the concept idea for MyZeil also includes a premium cinema with a classic flair and unique services which shall add a special entertainment offer to the center. Besides the new food area, further modernization and renovation measures are being planned or already under construction at MyZeil: A new quality-design entrance area, re-located and re-arranged escalators, which will improve the usability of the building and the pathways in the center, a renovation of the mall with warm, high-quality building materials with new, elegant seating, and an improved lighting concept will create a very comfortable and modern ambiance. Moreover, MyZeil's tenant mix will be optimized further and focus more on premium international concepts and include more sportswear retailers.
Based on the current concept idea, the investment volume for the entire modernization and renovation will total a mid-double-digit million euro amount.