Lyons. This empty store in République will make way for a brand known to everyone

The Darty store is still under construction in July 2022. It will open at the end of September or beginning of October at Place de la République in central Lyon. (© Nicholas Zogra/Akto Leon)

NEWS INFO LYON. A popular new brand, Darty, will soon open in the center of Lyon at Presqu’île in the 2nd arrondissement. The shop should open at the end of September – beginning of October, according to our information.

The work is in progress and attracts the attention of many passersby in this very commercial sector in the center of Lyon. We tell you more about the tag that arrives.

A shop with an area of ​​200 m 2

Darty’s store is located in a strategic commercial cell formerly occupied by Habitat (which took place inside the Hôtel Dieu). 200 meter outlet2 It is located on Place de la République, at the corner of Rue de la République and Rue du President Carnot, opposite Uniqlo, Hema, Sephora and a few steps from Printemps Department Store.

A strategic location “which sees 26 million visitors pass every year between Bellecour and République”, rejoices Philippe Jacquet, Darty’s director for the Lyon region.


A “nearby” store in the city center

The director of Darty (the same group as Fnac and Nature et Découvertes) emphasizes Lyon News That the store should open at the end of September or the beginning of October with a new concept developed by the French distributor. “It’s going to be a Proxy store opening downtown and serving all of Darty’s products at the bottom of your house.”

In concrete terms, the store will complement Darty’s already well-equipped network in the Lyon region with several major points of sale (Part-Dieu, Auchan Caluire, Vénissieux, Bron, Saint-Genis Laval, Saint-Priest, Limonest, etc.).

You will find home appliances, televisions, smartphones, accessories and services.

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“The Proxy concept is already in Paris and this is the first time it has opened in the region,” according to Philippe Jacquet. The franchise has already opened near Bordeaux, in the Gironde.

This is what the future Darty République will look like.
This is what the future Darty République will look like. (© Nicholas Zogra/Akto Leon)

Recruitment in progress

The store will employ 10 employees who are on the job. Resumes can be delivered at other Darty points of sale in urban areas or online.

Customers will be able to buy directly in the store, order on site and pick up their products at another point of sale, or order online with free same-day home delivery within 3 hours.

In addition to Fnac Bellecour, which is part of the same network and Boulanger a few steps away in the area, Lyonnais will have a new commercial show home. Darty has another project in the center of Lyon: to open a space entirely dedicated to cooking by 2023. A site search is currently underway.

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