Manifesto to Open Second Market in Smíchov

Manifesto Market, recently awarded the Retailer of the Year prize for Best Customer Experience, announced the closing of a growth equity investment from Rockaway. 

Last year, 650 000 people – about one-half of all Prague’s citizens – visited Manifesto, and another 4 million were reached on social media. 

“We appreciate the vision of Manifesto, which brings innovation to offline business. This is a common denominator of all our investments. I am also glad that we can utilize our know-how from retail on the one hand, and from developing digital platforms on the other hand,” says Dušan Zábrodský, Investment Partner of Rockaway group.

One of the first concrete steps for 2019, a second Manifesto is slated to open in Prague’s Smichov district. International expansion is being planned in parallel and the organizers are in advanced negotiations for a site in western Europe.

In 2019, Manifesto will hire a new team and offer senior and junior job opportunities in management, digital technologies, marketing, and architecture. Manifesto Na Florenci will reopen for its second season on March 15th and welcome a new eclectic selection of chefs and street food concepts.

Manifesto is a temporary structure built by 27 containers and offers unique and high-quality gastronomic concepts from Prague’s white tablecloth and Michelin restaurants accessible at street food prices. Local design and artisanal products are also available and Manifesto offers daily free cultural program presenting top local DJs, live music, performances, and classes. 

The project has been initiated by Martin Barry, a landscape architect originally from New York, and his design-focused nonprofit organization reSITE which has a mission to improve the quality of life in the urbanized world.

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