The Wiklund department store located in the centre of Turku is being transformed into a versatile hub of life and, at the same time, is bringing new restaurant concepts to Turku.
- Restaurants with a straightforward, relaxed atmosphere are most appealing to consumers in Finland. At the same time, the social dimension of food and eating is becoming stronger. To meet these demands, we are bringing a variety of different venues to Wiklund: an Italian-style Trattoria, VENN, which is ideal for social interaction, the easily approachable Rapido, a branch of the familiar Coffee House chain, and to crown it all, a rooftop bar with magnificent views over Turku, says Turku Regional Cooperative divisional director Mikko Eskelinen.
Coffee House will be the first to open, in September. The coffee house will be opened on the first floor of the Wiklund department store, in the premises currently occupied by W wine & deli. Coffee House will offer relaxing moments from morning to evening. The coffee beans for every cup of coffee are freshly ground for each customer. Responsibly produced filter coffee and organic espresso will also be offered. Whether you're looking for breakfast and fresh croissants, a lunch toast or a house smoothie, Coffee House will provide the best sources of energy for your day. Coffee House Wiklund serves both locals and hotel guests with extended opening hours.
Three new restaurants will open on the second floor of the Wiklund department store in 2019. Trattoria will offer the best of Italian cuisine in an appealing, spontaneous and social setting. VENN means wine and friends. VENN is a great place for a drink during your shopping day, after work, or even for the entire evening. VENN offers simple and delicious food, charming wines and inviting cocktails. There are many reasons to pop in: after work, meeting friends, a date, for a breather from everyday life, parties, having fun. Rapido is an oasis of fast food familiar from the Mylly shopping centre. Rapido is located in the centre of the department store, and serves food prepared from high-quality ingredients quickly for all moments and needs of the day. Rapido is an inviting all-day deli focussing on service, quality and freshness. In addition, a rooftop bar will be opened on the roof of Wiklund.
- The design and the name of the rooftop bar are still at the planning stage, but the style will be simple, laid-back and stylish. The terrace will be open weather permitting, but the rooftop bar itself will be an all-year-round green oasis. The Wiklund rooftop bar will offer a carefully selected selection of classy drinks and local snacks, Eskelinen says.
Wiklund's new entrances to open
In July, Wiklund will get two new main entrances, one on Eerikinkatu and the other on Kauppiaskatu. Renovation of the current main entrance will begin in late June, when W wine & deli shuts down.
W Cafe is still open on the second floor of Wiklund, and will serve customers as usual for the time being. The Hyvä Olo beauty salon on the third floor will be closed during the renovations, and will reopen in September. S-market Wiklund Herkku will serve customers as usual during the renovations.
Wiklund remains open as usual throughout the renovations. During the renovation work, every effort will be made to cause as little disturbance to customers as possible.
Mikko Eskelinen, divisional director, Turku Regional Cooperative (TOK), tel. +358 10 764 5007
Janne Reunanen, chain manager, Turku Regional Cooperative (TOK), tel. +358 10 764 3301