The dominance of shopping, with the enforcement of its rules and conditions in almost every aspect of our life, is considered as a new prism through which we read and experience our urban environments, along the western world. This phenomenon does not fail to influence the Greek city. The present paper aims to examine the “experienced” reality of new “public” spaces, through a field research concerning Thessaloniki’s multifunctional commercial complexes. The population sample consisted of 40 individuals. The research data was collected by means of personal interviews and was analyzed with content analysis and descriptive statistics. In the first two sections, theoretical issues concerning the changes of public life and public space in the era of globalization are developed. This theoretical approach leads to questions about the changes observed in the Greek city, to which the responses are given through the field research’s results, which are extensively presented in the next sections.