The first stage of the Bay of Plenty’s newest shopping centre, the Tauranga Crossing in Tauriko, is gearing up to open in September. The centre will be home to more than 20 specialty stores, while also providing dining, banking and health services.
Resident cats and dogs of shops and cafés serve as great mascots for a business and are often major drawcards for getting people in the doors. The Register set out to meet some four-legged friends in retail and find out about the new rules that have come in to force around keeping pets in food premises.
Tauranga’s property boom has made its way into retail, with Kmart due to open a store in Bethlehem’s $15 million redeveloped town centre. The town is short drive to the west of Tauranga’s CBD. Plus: Kiwi customers are campaigning for the retailer to bring its online store to New Zealand.
As a result of more Auckland residents moving south to Hamilton and Tauranga, house prices are increasing and with that comes the need for shops. Bayleys says in its latest Marketbeat report that the flow-on demand for commercial properties, including retail, will become more evident in 2016.
A parking spot for dogs is among the many changes implemented when centre manager Steve Ellingford decided he wanted Bayfair Shopping Centre in Papamoa to be the most accessible mall in New Zealand.