Save the date foodies and fashion lovers, 11th of June, Auckland will introduce one of the most exciting retail precincts to the CBD scene.
Commercial Bay's owner, Precinct Properties, has confirmed that the official opening of the much anticipated $1b development will take place 9am on Thursday the 11th of June.
Commercial Bay will offer more than 120 outstanding food, beverage and retail options from local and international brands. The precinct will also be home to 10,000 workers once the new PWC Tower is also completed. One Queen Street, where Commercial Bay will be, will become Auckland CBD's largest office and retail precinct.
"Commercial Bay is an ambitious urban transformation on the shores of the Waitemata that represents a range of firsts for New Zealand," said Scott Pritchard, chief executive of Precinct Properties.
"It is unlike any development seen before in this part of the world, with an international quality retail and dining offer that is comparable with any gateway city. With vibrant laneways and large open-air spaces, shoppers will be able to discover all the precinct has to offer in a safe but lively environment."
It is a crucial time for Commercial Bay to be opening just as New Zealand eases into Level 1. It hopes to be a kickstarter for the New Zealand economy.
"Commercial Bay is a symbol of New Zealand's road to recovery in a post-COVID-19 economy and the revitalisation of the city centre."
Since the 1800s, the southern shore of the Waitemata Harbour has been an important place of transport, trade and commerce, an area once called Commercial Bay.
“It has been important for us to understand and honour the past, working with iwi and our designers, Warren and Mahoney, to reinstate Commercial Bay as the centre of activity, trade and
commerce in the city."
Fashion lovers will be spoiled for choice with a carefully curated mix of leading international and local fashion brands and retailers. Foodies will indulge in an innovative New York-style food hall with vendors inspired by international gastronomic precincts.