SHOPKEEPERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES

SHOPKEEPERS AND SMALL BUSINESSES: LA CONFLUENCE WAS MADE FOR YOU

Do you have plans for a commercial venture? Or do you want to expand your small business? Lyon Confluence is here to listen. Over 340 shopkeepers and small business owners are already here.

A HIGH-TRAFFIC AREA

Setting up for business in La Confluence means having a catchment area with 80,000 potential customers, including 12,000 residents (17,000 in 2030), 15,000 employees (25,000 in 2030) and nearly 50,000 daily visitors. La Confluence also has millions of visitors; evidence of the growing attractiveness of the quarter, which has drawn 340 shopkeepers and small businesses. 

THEY CHOSE LA CONFLUENCE

Find testimonials from shopkeepers and small business owners who have chosen La Confluence.

La Salle à manger, 52 cours Charlemagne

Restaurant ConfluTime, 68 rue Smith

Boulangerie Les 3V, 30 rue Denuzière

La Source, 17 rue Delandine

Gérard Chavas, marché Bayard

AND YOU ?

If you’d like to set up your shop, small business or innovative company in La Confluence soon:

Send us an email : ngendre@lyon-confluence.fr 

You can also contact commercial real estate professionals in Lyon :

Need help with your project? Contact the CMA (Chamber of Trades and Crafts) or the CRCI (Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry) in La Confluence.

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SOLLYS, YDEAL, YNFLUENCES SQUARE…OPPORTUNITIES ON THE RHÔNE SIDE

15,000 sq. metres on ground floors for shops, small businesses and services, will be built in La Confluence by 2030.

Close-up of upcoming projects

  • Ynfluences Square (2018): two premises with 66 and 74 sq. metres are still available. 
  • Cap Sud (2020): three premises, one of which will be used by the residents, will be completed by spring 2020. The two others have been taken up through a call for applications initiated by SPL Lyon Confluence, the owner. 
  • Ydeal (2020): six ground-floor premises will be completed by summer 2020. 
  • Albizzia (2021): an active ground floor covering an area of 1,000 sq. metres will be devoted to small businesses.
  • Sollys (2021/22): ten premises designed to foster innovation will be completed in 2021.

FOSTERING A VIBRANT BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT 

Lyon Confluence is committed to bringing businesses to the ground floors of buildings in order to ensure the quarter is well balanced and dynamic. As well as providing additional support to developers and entrepreneurs, Lyon Confluence can also purchase premises. The objective is to bring in the kinds of businesses that will meet the neighbourhood’s needs and that are consistent with its identity as a sustainable city centre.

IDENTIFYING THE AREA’S NEEDS

In 2017, Lyon Confluence and the property developer Nacarat launched an online survey of the users of the neighbourhood in order to identify their needs in terms of shops, activities and services on the Saône side. Why? To initiate discussions with the entrepreneurs, shopkeepers and small business owners of La Confluence, in light of the survey results.  

The outcome?

  • 1,233 respondents, 47% of whom are residents of La Confluence
  • 32% want food businesses (grocery stores or supermarkets, butcher's, greengrocers, etc.)
  • 19% would like more bars and restaurants
  • 14% would like more cultural venues