Two big women and a man arrived first, they came to buy mainly baby clothes. They know the Irish chain from abroad, and they know that it is possible to buy merchandise at low prices.
The first waiters said they arrived in front of the new store around 7.30. “I expected there would be guys,” said the man from Liberec. “The lady was number one, I was number two.”
At 9 a.m., when the store opened, there were about 500 people there right away, according to a reporter.
The other two women who came were among the first from Prague. They used to visit Primark in Dresden and Vienna, and are glad they don’t have to travel that far now, they said.
Line up in front of Primark before the first opening
The country’s first Primark hotel is located in a newly constructed multifunctional building, called The Flow Building, which is located on the corner of Wenceslas Square and Opletalova Street. The store is spread over three floors. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company has postponed the start of operations several times. It was originally scheduled last year in May.
The facade before the opening of the Primark store extended over part of Wenceslas Square to the statue of St. Wenceslas.
Photo: Kateřina Šulová, ČTK
The store, with an area of 4,600 square meters, will open to customers at 9:00. In addition to clothing, shoes and accessories, it also offers cosmetics and home accessories. The store will be open from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 21:00, on Sundays from 10:00 to 20:00.