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Retailer departs Hamilton CBD after less than a year

  • News
  • February 12, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Retailer departs Hamilton CBD after less than a year

A Hamilton cake shop and 2015 Top Shop Awards winner called The Girl on the Swing has swiftly exited Hamilton’s CBD, following problems with graffiti, vomit outside its store and “intimidation”. It still will continue to run its original store across town in Chartwell.

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Christchurch CBD’s revitalisation: new site up for grabs

  • Property
  • February 12, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Christchurch CBD’s revitalisation: new site up for grabs

Multi-million dollar precincts underway in Christchurch are galvanising smaller players to become a part of the action. Peter Guthrey of Guthrey Holdings is seeking expressions of interests for a 2000 square metre site next to Ballantynes in the Christchurch retail precinct.

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Farmers re-imagines its department stores for city living

  • News
  • November 24, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Farmers re-imagines its department stores for city living

This year saw the demise of two heritage Kiwi department stores. Wellington’s Kirkcaldie & Stains was bought out by David Jones, while South Island stores merged as H&J Smith purchased Arthur Barnett. It seems that in the age of ecommerce, a fresh approach is necessary – enter the new Farmers store on Queen St.

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