The heart of Hamburg-Ottensen beats in Ottenser Hauptstraße, a pedestrian zone that leads from Altona station to this bustling district. This is where the Mercado shopping centre developed by B&L Group and opened in 1995 is also located. Immediately adjacent to the Mercado, an extraordinary project development on the plot of a former urban indoor pool has been a success. A leased retail area of 8,700 m2 was created here on three levels of concentrated expertise in clothing with the tenants Esprit, s.Oliver, Vero Moda, Jack & Jones and Avanti. These clothing retailers are supplemented by Conrad Elektronik, the Alnatura oranic and health food supermarket and Burger King.