The Tauranga Crossing is shaping up to be the regions new shopping hotspot as it will be the largest retail destination in the Bay of Plenty region. Retailers are scrambling to secure a place in the centre before it opens.
The two-level dining precinct within the centre has been fully leased almost half a year before it is due to be completed, which speaks to the expected popularity of the new complex. The food and beverage stores occupying the space come in a great variety, from al-fresco dining to grab-and-go convenience.
Colliers International Retail Broker, Jessica Martin, spoke positively about the new experiences in store for those looking to spend the day at the new complex. “Tauranga Crossing will be the first place in the Bay of Plenty to feature an offering from celebrated restaurateur Fleur Caulton and renowned Kiwi chef Josh Emett. It will also be home to the first Bird on a Wire outside of Auckland,” said Martin. “These new dining options will add to the already established Millyard eateries which have been well supported by the local community.”
The second stage of the Tauranga Crossing is set to open in April 2019, and in addition to the dining areas will host an Event Cinemas outlet, an additional 15,000 square meters of retail space and 700 carparks. International fashion retailer H&M will be arriving at the complex following the development and will join a collection of impressive New Zealand and overseas companies. The complex provides a hot opportunity for fashion retailers, who want to sit alongside popular local and international brands in this central shopping location.