The latest stores in The Grange retail centre on State Highway 1 in Warkworth are due to open next month, with more new tenants set to follow by the middle of the year.
Developer Square & Main Street says it is hoping Dominos Pizza, Coffee Club and a Bottle-O liquor store will be open for business by mid-April, joining McDonalds and BP, which both opened late last year.
They will then be followed in the coming months by an Educare early learning centre, a Floorwise flooring and carpet store, and takeaway restaurants including a Cizzlin fusion grill, St Pierre’s Sushi & Donburi, Kebabs on Queen and Tank Juice. A noodle bar, a fish and chip shop, an Indian restaurant, a bakery, and a fruit and vegetable shop are also on the cards.
Adam Reynolds, director of Square & Main Street, says 70 per cent of the floor space is now leased, with nine units still to be let out of the 30 being built, and they range in size from 500sqm down to 60sqm.
Most of the units have now been built and are ready for fit-outs by tenants, with the whole shopping centre due for completion by the middle of this year.
“We’ve been delayed a little bit, but that’s the nature of the business,” he says. “We’re on budget and on target, and looking forward to having it all open, and having a new shopping and eating amenity for Warkworth and all the drivers going past on the highway.”