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House Batovsky Zlin opens again on November 9 at 9 am


Reconstruction of Batine department store in Zlin's work center ends after a year and four months. The renovated building was opened to the public on Friday, November 9th. On this day, most stores will begin to work in arcade shopping on the lowest floor. Other facilities, gastronomic companies and higher floors will live in the coming weeks and months. The building will continue to be an original, traditional name – the department store Zlin.

The famous city dominant, built by Bata in 1931, was designed by architect František Lidia Gahur, who acquired a new, modern face during the reconstruction. The goal was to do everything regarding Batine architecture, which is the main element in this part of the city. The owner and investor, in agreement with the conservators, returned the building to its original appearance, which was especially unusual for the windows. They on the two lowest floors expand from floor to ceiling and gradually narrow down.

There was also a complete reconstruction of the interior and, in comparison with the original expectations, also additional work related to the static of the building. The reconstruction showed that the ceilings were not completely built according to the historical documentation. "Investing in the strengthening of statics is the reason why the originally planned opening date has moved about two months. But security was the most important," said Radovan Pilich, PRIOR Zlin from the company.

Formerly owns a department store around six sales floors, but this assortment has now lost its merit. Accordingly, the "New" department store in Zlin has two-storey shopping, which will be filled with gourmet business and stores. "Our goal is to create a meeting place in the center of Zlina for good food and beverages, as well as modern shopping," added Radovan Pilic.

And what will visitors see in arcade shopping from November 9th? Here, the Bill supermarket will be returned, which will be larger with a wider range of goods. Visitors will also be equipped with DM pharmacies, La Formageria Gran Moravia cheese, Dobrovsky bookstore, Grafit, hairdressers Na Fešak, home decorations and flowers, cross-border, goldsmiths, exchanges and other complementary products, sweets Eiscafe Delikan.

In the next few weeks Budvarka will be opened, the first of its kind in Moravia, and the expected Valachi Bistrotea – a concept that offers a bistro with a bakery and a shop with its own products, a café with confectionery products, a corn, Lounge Barem in 1931 and kitchen courses. This company founded the Valachi Resort, which wants to take advantage of the gastronomic experience of operating hotels in Veliko Karlovice.

In the coming months there will be a center for massage and rehabilitation, and the other Cafe and Fresh Bar YOGURT, a popular destination for families with children, will open that second Zlina building with a children's corner.

The third to sixth floor of the Zlin Business Center was rented by HP TRONIC, the company Zlin, which manages stores Datart, Euronics and, owns the ETA brand and operates Valachi Resort. HP TRONIC shifts its headquarters to the building. So far, the company had its offices in several locations in the center of Zlín. "Our employees are moving here in January," said Daniel Vecher, general manager of HP TRONIC.

HP TRONIC also previously advised to also use the upper storey floor at the Department Store and build a spa hotel with an experienced restaurant in the spirit of the Valacha Resort hotel spa. "During 2019, we are preparing preparations for the construction of a vellness center and restaurants on the highest floor with a panoramic view of Zlin. After that, accommodation will be added," added Daniel Vecer.

Zlin's department store also prepares various accompanying events, such as this Christmas, where visitors will offer a Christmas program.

The transformation took place in front of the Zlin Business Center, where Zlin municipality reconstructed and expanded the parking lot, and a newly introduced preferential rate – the first hour of the parking lot is now free.

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Interesting facts from the history of the Zlin storeUntil recently, it was published in the literature that the department store was open to visitors in 1932. During the reconstruction, however, historians discovered the documents under which the department store was opened at the end of 1931 (Bata had a great interest in making Christmas purchases …)

Another interesting fact is the fact that the first steps in the Czech Republic were in the Zlin business house. Recently discovered periodicals and newspaper articles were installed in 1934. Until recently, the rising stairs were mentioned in the Svann Building building in Prague in 1939.

Owner and investor: PRIOR Zlin, sro
Chief architect: architect Jaroslav Sevcik
Main contractor: STRABAG a.s.
The cost of reconstruction of the building: about CZK 450 million excluding VAT

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