The smaller of the two local The Warehouse stores looks likely to close its doors, with a consultation process currently underway with staff.
The Warehouse chief executive, Pejman Okhovat, says following Covid-19, the company anticipates a reduction in customer spend which is likely to impact the business.
“Over time we have seen a decline in shopper numbers at The Warehouse Whangaparaoa store, with customers in the area also having the option of our larger store at Silverdale,” Mr Okhovat says.
Last week he told the paper that The Whangaparaoa store is being considered for possible closure and the company will enter a formal consultation process with team members in due course before final decisions are made. The store is one of Coast Plaza’s largest anchor tenants.
Coast Plaza was approached for comment.