WANGARATTA’S Co-Store is a hive of activity, with shop fit-outs under way ahead of next week’s opening of the centre’s $33 million redevelopment.
Racks in the long-awaited Target store are filling quickly, while Subway owner Mohammad Shamim – who also owns the Subway store at APCO service station – is overseeing fit-out of the new store fronting Reid Street.
The Reject Shop’s signage is taking shape to one side of Target, with the existing store expected to close this weekend to prepare for its re-opening when the centre is launched on Thursday, August 14.
James Scremin, director of Prudential Commercial Investments (PCI) which owns the Co-Store, said two other new tenants had been confirmed for the complex.
Wangaratta’s Bandera family will open an artisan style Italian grocer, La Bella Rocca Fruit, next to Target, offering fresh fruit and vegetables, artisan groceries sourced locally and internationally, and ready-made home-cooked meals.
Along with the grocer, discount book chain The Book Grocer will open further down the mall.