LynnMall first opened its doors in 1963. It is now part of listed property group Kiwi Property’s stable – the group bought LynnMall five years ago, and has invested more than $39 million to build The Brickworks and expand the mall. The complex has also benefited from investment by Reading Cinemas, which will open the first of its cinema outlets in Auckland in mid-November.
Celebrity chef Ray McVinnie will open The Brickworks on November 5. The Brickworks features a mixture of chains and independent eateries, with gastropub Goode Brothers; wood-fired BBQ outfit Cleaver & Co; coffee house Shaky Isles; popular contemporary Japanese bistro Wagamama; sushi bar Meso; Vietnamese restaurant Hansan; and Turkish/Greek fusion food purveyor Bodrum Kitchen.
LynnMall shopping centre manager Lauren Riley says the opening of The Brickworks comes at a great time for west Auckland, saying the region’s growth has prompted demand for dining and entertainment options.
“The Brickworks, in our view, will become the new hot spot that means locals can enjoy city-style dining conveniently close to home. And with LynnMall neighbouring the New Lynn Transportation Centre, it’s an easy train or bus ride from surrounding suburbs.”
The same demand was cited for NorthWest mall in Westgate, which is a new build by Stride. It opened to the public on October 1.