AN upgrade to the current Salvos Store building will further develop the northern entry to Wangaratta’s central business district, according to its new owner.
Businessman Nick Judd recently bought the building, on the corner of Murphy and Faithfull Streets, along with two adjacent buildings and a rear shed, from its Melbourne owners for $1.3 million.
With the Salvos Store set to relocate to Rowan Street in late June or early July, Mr Judd said he planned to move his North East Uniforms and Embroidery business – currently operating a few doors down Murphy Street – into the corner building in about three months.
But not before giving the site a facelift, to ensure it makes a worthy bookend to the main street, across from the new Department of Justice base.
This will add to the level of development happening around Faithfull Street, including construction of the new justice department building, State Government funded refurbishment of the art deco style Wangaratta courthouse, and works under way on the $3.3 million Ovens Riverside Project.
Development in the area extends to the start of works on the nearby Co-Store/Target complex, which kicked off last week.
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