Pacific Fair launches Fresh Food Market and youth fashion retailers
Pacific Fair has unveiled the new Fresh Food Market and a collection of youth fashion retailers in the next stage of its $670 million redevelopment. This launch takes Pacific Fair one step closer to seeing the entire centre transformed into the leading shopping destination in Queensland and the fourth largest shopping centre in Australia.
Managing Director of AMP Capital Shopping Centres, Bryan Hynes, officially marked the opening with a short address in front of the local business community, local residents and centre retailers. Also present for the celebrations were Mayor, Tom Tate and Brad Bolin, Group Manager, Northern Gold Coast Supermarkets from Woolworths and MC, Libby Stone.
The Fresh Food Market opened with more than 20 stores including a full line Woolworths, Breadtop, Chi-Ran Vegetarian Bar, Grain and Grocer, Hakataya Ramen, Healthy Life, Hero Sushi, Pacific Fresh Fruit and Soul Origin. On Level 1, 15 youth fashion stores also opened including a new format Big W, Industrie, Nike, Rebel, Universal and Vans. In a win for local shoppers a new section of the car park also opened with five levels and approximately 2,200 new car spaces are now available.
Pacific Fair Centre Manager, Annabelle Green said “The Pacific Fair redevelopment is extremely significant for the Gold Coast, and to our local community and the millions of tourists who visit each year. Today’s launch takes Pacific Fair one step closer to being the distinct and customised experience that the completed centre will deliver, in a place that is distinctly Gold Coast.
“We are so excited to celebrate the opening of this stage of the redevelopment with such a great range of retailers. From local fresh produce, to cafe dining and youth fashion, the stores opening today are a fantastic addition to the range of retailers and brands at Pacific Fair.”
Pacific Fair is part of a $2.8 billion program of shopping centre upgrades being implemented by manager AMP Capital Shopping Centres and its investors.