'Flagship store' for Dunedin

The vacant George St shop set to be the second flagship Hallenstein Brothers store in New Zealand. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
The vacant George St shop set to be the second flagship Hallenstein Brothers store in New Zealand. Photo by Peter McIntosh.

Dunedin store Hallenstein Brothers is on the move.

General manager Glenn Hunter said the boys and men's clothing shop was moving ''a few doors down'' George St to a 420sq m shop in mid-September.

The new shop, at 266 George St, near Albion Pl, would be the company's second ''flagship store'' in New Zealand.

The first opened in Lambton Quay, Wellington, last year and management decided Dunedin should have the second ''flagship fit-out''.

A flagship store was bigger, with innovative lighting, displays and audio-visual elements including large television screens, projectors and audio.

The front of the new store was wider than the shop it leased at 248 George St for 24 years, he said.

Dunedin was selected because the company had been in Dunedin for 140 years and the business traded ''very well'' in the city, he said.

shawn.mcavinue@odt.co.nz

Record lows, no?

While I welcome any new stores (even if it's just a relocation really) into the vacant areas of George St, didn't Hallensteins have a record low in sales in the last financial year? Interesting decision from the top.

ODT/directory - Local Businesses

CompanyLocationBusiness Type
Lake Dunstan MotelCromwellMotels
NZ Tipping Systems LtdDunedinSpecialist Trades
P.B Technologies LtdDunedinComputer Services
Dunedin South Medical CentreDunedinMedical Centres