Australia Fair is currently undergoing a $25 million revitalisation which will bring the Southport shopping centre into a new era of retail near the end of 2017.
Work was underway to replace and modernise the Centre’s Scarborough Street facade after progressing with the refurbishment of the ground-floor mall and the major expansion of Coles.
The exterior facelift will create a contemporary facade for the retail, dining and entertainment complex, with the new structure to feature lighting and fresh signage bearing Australia Fair’s new branding.
Inside, ceiling mall finishes were removed between the Scarborough Street entrance and Mister Minit in readiness for new ceilings, lighting and column treatments.
“The upgrades to the ground-floor mall and expansion of Coles will create a whole new look and feel to this part of the Centre,” Australia Fair General Manager Ramon Otten said.
Contractor Hutchinson Builders will now move on to create a new entrance to Coles and additional specialty stores and kiosks.
Coles’ expansion will result in new retail offerings including new specialty butchery, seafood and bakery areas when it opens in December.
New travelators will also be installed outside the new entrance to Coles.
In line with the redevelopment, Australia Fair will also welcome new tenants including Colette, LiquorLand, Zaia Handbags, U Grill, Green Valley Butcher, Joy Stylist and Clearskincare Clinics.
The latest arrivals include men’s clothing store Connor, which has recently opened on the ground level.
Mr Otten said more tenancy announcements were in the pipeline as the Centre’s revitalisation continued.
“We are excited to see the transformation progressing so well and look forward to unveiling a vibrant and contemporary shopping experience to the public ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games,” he said.
Owner YFG Shopping Centre’s ongoing program of rejuvenation at Australia Fair followed the $15 million makeover of the Centre’s western section into Australia Fair Metro - an alfresco dining and retail precinct featuring a diverse array of international and local cuisine, fresh produce outlets and service providers.
New retailers continue to open their doors at Metro, with the latest being Metro Butcher & Seafood.