GOLD COASTERS and visitors to the city will begin to witness the transformation of the region’s most iconic shopping destination when construction commences at the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre next Monday.
Works will begin on the main car park outside Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinemas which will close on Monday 13 January, with fencing and hoarding erected over the week.
Pacific Fair Centre Manager, Annabelle Green assures customers that the team will make the transition as easy as possible for locals.
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“Pacific Fair is committed to keeping customers informed and minimising disruption. From this week you will notice electronic message boards installed at all car park entry points informing shoppers of the changes to their favourite car parks,” Ms Green said.
“Traffic controllers and courtesy crew will be onsite this weekend distributing information flyers. Local radio stations Hot Tomato and SEA FM will also have information on the changes running throughout the day.”
Best parking for Birch Carroll & Coyle Cinemas, Kmart & Myer will be in car park 5 which is the Myer car park. This can be accessed either from the bridge over Little Tallebudgera Creek or off Melody Street.
Best parking for Coles and Target will be off Hooker Boulevard turning left into the ring road underneath where JB Hi Fi, Giant Chemist and Australia Post are currently located.
Alternatively shoppers can still use the entry off Hooker Boulevard to park on the ground and top level of car park 2 (adjacent to Toys R Us parcel pick up).
Twenty retailers in the north eastern mall will be closing by Friday 31 January to make way for the relocated Target and around a dozen specialty stores.
In the outside areas of the centre, eleven retailers from Mitre 10 down to Best & Less will also be closing their doors by the end of January. This closure will enable works to commence on the new fresh food market place and adjoining two level mall.
“This is a great opportunity to reflect on the countless memories our locals have had at Pacific Fair during its 36 year histor,” Ms Green said.
“The centre is running an online campaign asking locals to send in their oldest photographic memories of the centre. Photos can be uploaded to Pacific Fair’s Facebook and Instagram pages.”
Shoppers will also notice the centre is holding a huge ‘Construction Sale’ this weekend. Across the weekend there will be plenty of bargains on offer as well as entertainment, face painters, balloon artists, DJs and more.
Shoppers can also bring the kids to the LEGO© Brick Zone and Biscuit Builder Workshop at Centre Court to create their own construction masterpiece.
To keep up to date with all the changes to the centre, customers are encouraged to sign up to the Pacific Fair newsletter at www.pacificfair.com.au or follow the centre on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.