New retail centre for Rolleston
by Mike Isle
The first stage of Rolleston’s new retail centre is fully leased and will open later this month.
Jeff Vesey of Retail Commercial Limited, who is marketing the centre on Tennyson Street said the boutique and restaurant precinct’s stage one had been “snapped up” and stage two was now being leased with strong tenant interest.
He said that the centre would open with Black & White Coffee, Red Bowl Restaurant, Little India Restaurant, Liquorland, New Order Fashion and a convenience store.
The centre will also have 39 car parks. Vesey said that Rolleston had grown fast during the last 10 years and all indications are that it will continue to grow, but retail offerings have lagged behind.
“Markham Trust the developers of the Tennyson Street shops saw a very good opportunity to be part of Rolleston’s growth and fulfil a need for good quality well designed retail offerings to complement the existing Rolleston shops and be part of the developing town centre,” Vesey said.
“The new centre situated across from the soon to be library/community centre and facing north-west Tennyson Street shops are well positioned to take advantage of Rolleston’s growth,” he said.
No announcement has yet been made about the exact date the centre will open.
The centre is integrated into the Selwyn District Council’s planned $40 million upgrade of the Rolleston town centre.
As well as $22 million for the new library, $8 million has been ring-fenced for roading improvements, including a new promenade in the pedestrian-friendly precinct, and $8 million for a new town square.