Franchise stores to open at new Tauranga Crossing mall

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Inside Franchise Business: Tauranga Crossing will have 15 new storesNew Zealand-owned retail development Tauranga Crossing will unveil the first 15 stores of the new enclosed shopping mall in the Bay of Plenty early October.

In the line-up are high demand shopping categories such as banking, health and beauty, gifts and homewares, electronics and entertainment.  

Franchises Just Cuts, MinuteMan and OPSM have been quick to join the growing list of retailers at Tauranga Crossing. Also in the first phase of the mall will be Acquisitions, ASB, Boardertown, EB Games, Enjoy Massage, Everlast Nails, Health 2000, Kiwibank,  Phone Life, Stevens, Whitcoulls and $2 Thing.

Tauranga Crossing CEO, Steve Lewis said “The 15 new stores will introduce the contemporary and beautiful modern architecture will give customers a taste of what they can expect in April next year, when the second phase of the enclosed shopping mall opens. This will add up to 70 local, national and international retailers and eateries, some of which will be new to Tauranga.”

“Given that this is a brand new build we’ve been able to curate the retail mix to create a precinct of service retailers near the entrance, so that people can pop in and do their banking, see the optician, get their nails done, easily and efficiently in one location.”

“We have secured a number of retailers and restaurateurs 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.”

Once the next section of the centre opens in April 2019, the 45,000 sqm shopping complex is expected to house more than 100 fashion, general merchandise, and service retailers and food eateries within the two-level mall galleria and dining area. An al-fresco dining terrace and garden have also been created with families in mind. The shopping centre complex will be serviced by more than 1,700 carparks.

Stage 2 of the new shopping mall will also feature an entertainment precinct, anchored by an Event Cinemas complex that will house six screens and over 1,000 seats, as well as the only Vmax screen in the Bay of Plenty.

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.

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