The whole building of the Corvin Department Store (Corvin Áruház) is not yet finished, but a lot of work is going on inside. The new mall, Corvin Palace, is expected to open in August.
The renewed facade of the former Corvin Department Store on Blaha Lujza Square was unveiled. The shopping centre is expected to open in August under the name Corvin Palace. Work on the interior of the building is still ongoing, hvg.hu reports. We wrote about the renovation and reopening of the mall back in April HERE.
The Corvin mall was built nearly a hundred years ago, in 1926. It is the oldest department store in the capital and the country’s first (and for many years the most modern and largest) shopping mall.
The department store will re-open, after an HUF 8 billion (EUR 21.6 million) renovation, at the end of August, an owner of project company Corvin Áruház said on Tuesday, MTI reports.
Viktor Balogh told journalists at a ceremony of removing the safety netting around the store’s renovated facade that the building will entirely be restored to its original condition and renamed Corvin Palace. About half of the 16,000sqm building will be used for shops and the rest for office space, he said.
At the event, Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said that putting metal sheeting around the building’s front was one of the “historic sins committed against Blaha Lujza Square” and welcomed that “Budapest residents have now gotten the original facade back”.
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