New shops prepare to launch at Melbourne Square

Brendan Rees

Melbourne Square shopping centre is gearing up to launch two new food shops after the previous tenants recently moved out.

A new independent café and gourmet grocer will replace the outgoing Atlantikos Mediterranean Eatery and Waku Waku Japanese restaurant, which shut up shop in recent weeks.

Hoarding boards have gone up where the shop spaces have closed as re-fit works for the new operators prepare to kick off in early July with an anticipated opening in October, the centre’s owner, Primewest a subsidiary of Centuria, said.

Primewest head of retail Bruce McCully said his firm welcomed the new tenants to the centre in Southbank.

“Their inclusion is part of our revitalisation of this neighbourhood shopping centre, providing a new offering to local residents and the wider community,” he said.

Melbourne Square shopping centre opened in December 2020 and is part of a wider master planned mixed-used community developed by OSK Property, which features residences, parklands, a hotel, a conference centre and an office tower.

Primewest merged with ASX-200 listed Centuria Capital Group (CNI), a leading real estate funds manager, at the end of 2021.  •

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