Two days before Christmas, the building that housed the historic MINION department store shone again, creating a festive atmosphere in this extremely vibrant area of Athens, near Omonia Square.
Athens Mayor Kostas Bakogiannis and President and CEO of Dimand development company Dimitris Andriopoulos have illuminated the former department store with floodlights, giving it the status of “past glory.” As mentioned in the related post, “This is the artwork done by the graffiti specialist Soteur. The project is called “Children’s Dreams Create the Future” and is intended to warm the hearts of all visitors to the city center on these holidays.
After the completion of the building reconstruction project, the former department store with a total area of 16,000 sq. m will turn into a modern business center, which will house office and commercial premises. The goal is to become an attractive destination that will contribute to the modern history of the city and the revival of Patissia and the surrounding area of the center of Athens. “
“MINION is identified with the history of the city… The building evokes emotions and experiences for several generations of Athenians. And now his greatness is being revived, “says the mayor of Athens, Costas Bakogiannis.
For his part, Dimand President and CEO Dimitris Andriopoulos said: “When we renovated MINION, we thought it was just another building. But the reaction of the people made us realize that this is part of the history not only of the Athenians, but also of the majority of Greeks. With the MINION update, the older generation will have pleasant memories again, while the younger ones will have new experiences. ”