Gas is betting strongly on further expanding in the Spanish market. After their last inauguration of their store in San Sebastian, in October 2014, they have just inaugurated a new store in Reus, one of Spain’s most popular destinations near the Costa Dorada, in the south of Catalonia. This city is a famous touristic destination, being the birthplace of the famous architect Antoni Gaudi and also for its open-air museum and modernist buildings.

The new store measures over 130 sq. meters and is located in the center of the city at 12-14 Calle Sant Joan, a popular area for public and tourists, at the ground floor of the beautiful Casa Sagarra, a must-go destination for admiring the Ruta Modernista.

Its mix of natural materials and innovative technologies creates an interesting contrast with the palace that hosts it, which was built in 1908 by architect Pere Casellers i Terrats. Its façade is decorated with vegetal and floral motifs and has stone and forged metal balconies that are typical for Art Nouveau.

“Spain represents our major foreign market and our tie with it has been growing significantly after our testimonial, Spanish motorider Marc Marquez, has won his second world champion title,” commented Claudio Grotto, president and owner of Gas. “After this opening we have reached six Spanish monobrand stores and have started considering new openings in Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca. We also expect to open eight more Gas stores in Spain and two more in Portugal by end 2016, while enlarging our presence in department stores such as El Corte Inglés through wholesale stores.”

The Gas store in Reus from the inside
The Gas store in Reus from the inside