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Falabella makes Unicenter 'burst' with people: they move the food court to the garage


After the long lines that have formed since the chain announced that it was leaving Argentina, the gastronomic establishments will be kept open but they will take tables and chairs to the open parking lot on the third floor.

Geraldine mitelman

04/12/2021 19:39

  • Clarí

  • Zonal

Updated 04/12/2021 7:42 PM

In the face of an imminent sanitary collapse, and after the provincial Minister of Health,

Daniel Gollán,

retweeted a video with a crowd in the Unicenter food court, Municipality officials confirmed to this newspaper

the closure of the mall's food court of San Isidro


However, sources from the shopping center clarified that

the gastronomic establishments "will continue to operate"

and guaranteed the sources of work for all employees.

In that sense, they announced that they are going to

move the tables on the third floor

(where the video of the scandal was filmed) to be relocated to the uncovered parking lot on the ground floor of the shopping mall.

Falabella detonated with people: the lines reached the Unicenter parking lot.

"We want to clarify that, with respect to the decision to close the food court, the gastronomic establishments will


cease to be operational. They will continue to operate under delivery and take away modalities," confirmed authorized sources from the shopping center located in Martinez.

During the pandemic, the Unicenter food court remained closed until November 2020, just five months ago, the date on which they allowed the return of half of the gastronomic places.

Regarding the


, municipal sources assured that "it will continue to be 

30% of its capacity

. In addition, they were required to reinforce the controls at the entrances," they indicated.

The maximum limit of visitors is still 4,000 people circulating through the three levels and is counted in real time and informed on screens. 

The Martínez shopping center has

19 stores on the third level

, where the cinemas that recently returned to show films with reduced capacity for all the rooms also operate.

What is still being analyzed is the

number of tables and chairs that will be moved


And it is not yet clear whether orders can be picked up directly at the food court or, like last year, at the door of the shopping mall. 

Concern about the number of people crowded together, many without a chinstrap, comes from the

closure of Falabella

, announced at the end of last week.

The settlements for the Chilean firm's departure from the country caused

 queues of up to three blocks

to take advantage of the latest offers.

People queue up to 2 hours to go to Falabella, which has not stopped selling since it announced that it is leaving Argentina.

Last February, Falabella decided to close its stores in Mendoza, Córdoba and San Juan.

At the same time, the group of Chilean capitals reoriented its strategy to abandon the local market, afflicted by the lack of sales and the crisis of the pandemic. 

Last week, in a brief statement, the Chilean capital group revealed that "in the context of the plan that Falabella is carrying out to make its operation in Argentina sustainable, the company will close the department stores located in Rosario, the Unicenter shopping mall. and in the Florida pedestrian street in the City of Buenos Aires ".

This Saturday a video began to circulate on social networks that gave an account of the large number of people who were in the food court of the Unicenter shopping mall, in weeks where

coronavirus infections

are increasing: in San Isidro, as detailed by the health authorities,

1,244 cases

of people affected by the virus

have been detected

in the last

7 days


In the province of Buenos Aires, the total number of infected is 1,080,477 and 29,550 deaths, while throughout the country there are 2,532,562 positive cases, 2,233,140 recovered patients and 57,779 deaths.

Look also

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Source: clarin

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