Tenancies announced for Remarkables Park

The block now being constructed at Remarkables Park Town Centre will add new and expanded businesses to the retail mix. Photo by James Beech.
The block now being constructed at Remarkables Park Town Centre will add new and expanded businesses to the retail mix. Photo by James Beech.
A private healthcare provider, a hairdressing salon, a budget chain and an off-licence are among the new tenants set to move into the 900sq m block being built at Remarkables Park Town Centre.

Construction of Building 8 at the entrance to the retail and office estate in Frankton is expected to finish at the end of April.

More than 80% of space was already leased, DNZ retail general manager Roy Stansfield, of Auckland, said.

Tenants who have signed include Bay Audiology, D-Fine Me Hair & Beauty, 2 Cheap and Betty's Liquor Stores. The remaining three tenancies will be announced soon.

Bay Audiology was described as New Zealand's largest private practice, with more 60 clinics nationwide.

Specialists offer full diagnostic hearing tests, hearing checks and industrial monitoring, as well as consultation and evaluations. Services include hearing aid fitting and servicing and access to rehabilitation programmes and hearing aid accessories.

Commercial manager Jim Oxley said Bay Audiology had been looking for the right location to expand its operation in Queenstown for some time.

''Remarkables Town Centre was the obvious choice to relocate our Frankton operation and will complement the clinics we have nearby, in Wanaka and Cromwell,'' Mr Oxley said.

Southlander Tracy McNeilly, who moved from Invercargill 12 months ago to teach Hairdressing Design at the Southern Institute of Technology at Remarkables Park, was behind D-Fine Me Hair and Beauty.

''I have been looking for an opportunity to open a new hairdressing salon in Queenstown since I moved up here,'' she said.

''Remarkables Park Town Centre was the obvious choice, especially when you consider the large number of people who frequent the town centre.''

The store at the town centre will be the 18th outlet for the 2 Cheap chain and the first for Queenstown.

Director Thomas Song said the retail chain was ''extremely pleased that we took the bull by the horns and secured our new space''.

''Customers will now be able to get those bits and pieces we all need at an extremely competitive price.''

Betty's Liquor Stores will open its eighth shop in its Otago-based chain, with a focus on premium wine and spirits, managing director Ferg Spary, of Queenstown, said.

''Locals know to come to Remarkables Park for their weekly shopping and judging by the number of rental cars seen in there, tourists seem to have no difficulty finding it,'' Mr Spary said.

''With parking sometimes difficult in the CBD, the convenience for our customers to have a shop here was an easy decision and they can now get everything they need in one location.''