Major retail brands JB Hi-Fi and Max Brenner are preparing to open their doors at Australia Fair, as the iconic Southport shopping centre continues its $25 million revitalisation.
JB Hi-Fi, Australia’s largest home entertainment retailer, and Max Brenner, the international company responsible for creating a chocolate culture worldwide, are the latest tenants to join the new-look retail hub and are expected to begin trading by December.
JB Hi-Fi will be located next to Telstra on the ground floor, while Max Brenner will beckon shoppers to experience its custom sweet sensations at its café and dessert bar, situated by the Scarborough Street entry.
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Australia Fair general manager Ramon Otten said the new tenants will enhance the Centre’s offering for shoppers, as upgrades to the ground floor modernised the mall and its exterior for a new generation of residents and visitors.
“We are thrilled to welcome JB Hi-Fi and Max Brenner – both household brands known and loved by Australian families – to Australia Fair’s retail family, at this very exciting time of our redevelopment,” Mr Otten said.
“With so many new retailers coming on board, we are in the throes of the evolution of our centre, with major works to both our interior and exterior creating a whole new look and feel for shoppers.
“It is certainly exciting to see the transformation progressing so well and we look forward to unveiling a vibrant and contemporary shopping experience ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games,” he said.
Work is under way for the expansion of Coles into the former outdoor food court, with the new entrance opening early September and the grand unveiling of the new look Coles set to open before Christmas.
The exterior facelift is creating a contemporary facade for the retail, dining and entertainment complex, with the new structure to feature lighting and fresh signage bearing Australia Fair’s new branding.
Other new tenants joining Australia Fair’s exciting retail offering who have recently opened at the centre include Colette by Colette Hayman, Ted Ross, U Grill, Joy Stylist and Green Valley Butcher. Brazilian restaurant and bar The Grill House, Vintage Grind, Stella Saigon Street Food, Chikor, Wrap and Roll and LiquorLand are also set to open their doors over the next few months, while several existing traders are relocating or undergoing a fresh fit-out.
Stage one of the redevelopment project is expected to be completed by Christmas.