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Tauranga Crossing announces restaurants and eateries opening in April

Developers of New Zealand-owned retail development, Tauranga Crossing, are delighted to announce a list of exciting restaurants and eateries scheduled to open as part of the expanded centre in April 2019.

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Food and Beverage at Tauranga Crossing

Developers of New Zealand-owned retail development, Tauranga Crossing, are delighted to announce a list of exciting restaurants and eateries scheduled to open as part of the expanded centre in April 2019. 

Located over two levels, the dining area within the enclosed mall will be located adjacent to the new Event Cinemas complex, and will include something for everyone.

The upper level, known as The Observatory, will introduce a selection of firsts to the Bay of Plenty. Downstairs, The Garden Eateries will provide a more casual dining experience in an internal and external garden setting, featuring a variety of delicious cuisine from around the world.

Celebrated restaurateur and renowned Kiwi Chef, Fleur Caulton and Josh Emett, will open their first restaurant in the Bay, bringing Malaysian inspired Hawker & Roll to The Observatory at Tauranga Crossing.

Fleur Caulton, CEO of Go To Collection Limited (Hawker & Roll, Madam Woo and Rata), said: “When considering locations for Hawker & Roll, the Bay of Plenty region felt like a natural fit because there is so much growth happening in the area. Tauranga Crossing is positioned to become a leading destination for international retail brands, which we’re really excited to be a part of.”

The Observatory will also include the first Bird on a Wire outside of Auckland, the first Ramen IPPIN in the Bay of Plenty and the first Cantina de Mad Mex in New Zealand.

Kelly Bain, General Manager, from Bird on a Wire Franchising NZ commented on the move to the Bay, “We love the synergies Tauranga Crossing shares with Bird on a Wire – a young, vibrant, on-point brand, a sense of community, family and friends.”

“Bird on a Wire’s mission is to provide wholesome food that nourishes our bodies in an authentic and relaxed environment. We’ve got the food sussed – Tauranga Crossing is the place!”

Downstairs, The Garden Eateries will provide a more casual dining experience in an internal and external garden setting, featuring a variety of delicious cuisine from around the world including Indian, Mexican, Thai, Japanese and more. Several eateries will be new to Tauranga including Epiphany Cafe, Krung Thep Thai Street Food, Otto’s, Happy Valley and Kiwi Grill. We will also have local favourites Barrio Brothers and Hello Sushi, as well as well-known names Shamiana, Tank Juice Bar and KFC. 

Celebrating Two Years at Tauranga Crossing

The centre currently has 30,000 sqm of retail space already trading including heavyweight brands Pak’nSave, The Warehouse, EziBuy, Farmers and the first Boardertown in the Bay of Plenty amongst the growing list of retailers.

Those currently trading at Tauranga Crossing are forecast to achieve annualised sales in excess of $150m (excluding GST) over the coming 12 months. This forecast does not include the additional retailers (including a large international fashion retailer), restaurants, and the multiplex cinema that will open in the enclosed mall in April.

Jon Morrison, Owner Operator at Pak’nSave said, “Our early success demonstrates the strengths of the location of Tauranga Crossing and the accessibility to a large catchment area.”

An additional 15,000 sqm of retail space and 700 car parks will open in April at which point, Tauranga Crossing will be the largest shopping destination in the Bay of Plenty. The 45,000 sqm shopping complex will house another 80 fashion, general merchandise, service retailers and food eateries. The two-level mall galleria and dining area, anchored by Event Cinemas will include the first V-Max screen in the Bay of Plenty. The shopping mall will also feature an al-fresco dining terrace and garden for families and friends to enjoy.

Tauranga Crossing CEO, Steve Lewis, commented on the success of the development so far, “Planning for Tauranga Crossing began more than 10 years ago with the vision to create a new community hub to support the growth of the region and provide a complete shopping experience for locals and visitors alike.”

“The feedback we’ve received from retailers currently operating at Tauranga Crossing has been fantastic and the customer response has been equally great. We are pleased to advise that the recent construction progress of the enclosed mall has been outstanding and is now running ahead of schedule. We’re looking forward to opening Stage Two in April and giving the community a shopping centre to be proud of where they can shop, eat, play and hang out with family and friends”

“We have secured a number of retailers for the second phase of the shopping mall that we believe locals and visitors alike will love. We look forward to announcing the names of these retailers closer to the time of the grand opening in April next year.”

Tauranga Crossing is the only enclosed mall on the western side of the Tauranga harbour, where more than 75% of the main trade area resides. The centre is situated at the intersection of three state highways, providing unrivalled access from throughout the region.

Additionally, Tauranga Crossing Limited is developing a 23,000sqm lifestyle centre on a staged basis, located directly across Taurikura Drive. Farmers, Bed Bath & Beyond and Gilmours are already open in the lifestyle centre and further retailers will be added as future stages are developed. 

On completion the total combined centre at the Tauranga Crossing complex, including the shopping centre and lifestyle centre, is expected to provide 70,000m² of retail floor space and will be the largest retail destination in the region.

To secure your spot in Tauranga's largest retail development contact Ronan McGinley, Leasing Manager

Email: ronan.mcginley@taurangacrossing.co.nz

| Phone: +64 22 344 184

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