A new A1000 Market opened on February 18th in Kohtla-Järve in the building formerly known to the locals as Prestone shopping centre. Owned by the Colonna since 2012, the building was renovated over the past year, its utility systems were upgraded while warehousing and amenity areas as well as the store interior were refurbished. 

The building known to Kohtla-Järve residents as Prestone shopping centre has disposed of its former store cubicle system, and the only retailer to operate in it from now on is A1000 Market.

Margus Kluge, the CEO of Colonna, says that finding various small-scale tenants for the spaces available in the old shopping centre was complicated, and the functioning of the building with one tenant will certainly be more effective and sustainable. 

“We hope the new store will soon win the locals’ favour because A1000 Market, with its reasonable prices and wide selection of goods, is an excellent opportunity to buy all your groceries and necessities in one place quickly and conveniently,” Kluge added. 

The newly opened store is the second A1000 Market in Ida-Viru County, where the first one was opened in Narva in December. The total area of the two floors of the Kohtla-Järve store is 2700 square metres, but Tarmo Lauring, member of the board at A1000 Market, says the new store will be opened in two stages: the 1300-square-metre first floor welcomes customers today, and opening of the second floor is scheduled for late spring. 

“Ida-Viru County is a region of great importance for us. The A1000 Market in Narva, opened in December, had a very warm reception from our customers, and we would like to offer equally good service to people in the region of Kohtla-Järve and Jõhvi. We have initially created 12 new jobs in Kohtla-Järve, and competition for the vacancies was rather keen. More jobs will certainly be added in the future when we open the second floor of the store,” Lauring commented.

A1000 Market is a store chain primarily specialising in groceries and consumer goods, which currently has a total of nine stores in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Viljandi, Võru, Narva, Valga and Kohtla-Järve.