The emblematic El Corte Inglés Outlet in Barcelona closes down

The emblematic El Corte Inglés Outlet in Barcelona closes down

Barcelona’s retail landscape is undergoing significant changes and one of the most recent events is the closure of the iconic El Corte Inglés Outlet on Meridiana.

With a surface area of more than 4,500 square meters, this establishment has long been a point of reference for the people of Barcelona in search of quality products at affordable prices.

The closure of the outlet marks the end of an era for many residents of the neighborhood and for the city as a whole. For years, this store has been a popular destination for those looking for bargains on a wide range of products, from fashion to household goods.

With 50% discounts as a farewell, the closure of the outlet has left a void in the local community and generated uncertainty about the future of the building.

El Corte Inglés Outlet closes in Barcelona

The decision to close the outlet was made by Hipercor, the building’s owner, who put the space up for sale a few months ago. Although it has not yet been revealed who the new owner will be or what the final fate of the building will be, its closure has left many wondering what will happen to this iconic space.

The El Corte Inglés outlet on Meridiana was not just a place to shop; it was a meeting point for the local community and a symbol of Barcelona’s diversity and vitality. Its closure leaves a void in the heart of the neighborhood and raises questions about the future of the area.

With the closure of the outlet, there is only one El Corte Inglés store left in Barcelona that offers products at reduced prices: the fifth floor of El Corte Inglés de Can Dragó. However, this smaller space cannot fill the void left by the closure of the Meridiana outlet.

Adapting to a new business environment

The closure of the Meridiana outlet is also part of a broader trend of change in Barcelona’s commercial landscape.

In recent years, El Corte Inglés has sold several of its buildings in the city, including the iconic Francesc Macià Ahora building (it will reopen under the name Aura, a high-end office building), and the building on Avinguda del Portal de l’Àngel.

These changes reflect the constant evolution of the retail market and the adaptation of companies to new commercial realities.

The closure of the El Corte Inglés outlet in Meridiana marks the end of an era for the local community and for Barcelona as a whole. It remains to be seen what the future holds for this iconic retail space and for Barcelona’s retail landscape as a whole.