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Shopping 1

Wanna go to the mall? By analogy with the American shopping malls, the very first indoor shopping centre in Belgium was opened in Genk in 1968. It is the oldest shopping centre in the country and for the locals it comprises a myriad of stories. A few years ago, the building was completely renovated and, unfortunately, the iconic fountain – the place where young lovers used to meet – is gone, but the beloved aviary is still there. It was a successful transformation, because Shopping 1 has something for everyone. The well-known chain stores alternate with boutiques, but the real must-sees are the out- of-the-box hair salon Riggio and the Italian fashion-inspired boutique Paparazzi. Film merchandise and figurine collectors can pull out all the stops at ShopForGeek.


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