'No problem' in finding big national tenants

Posted On Thursday, 15 December 2011 02:00 Published by
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The R150 million 8 000m² Bredasdorp retail centre “The Pavilion”, brought on stream by the joint venture of Asrin Property Developers and Harry Viljoen Properties in mid-2009, is currently 97% let

What is more, says Shiraz Onia, Asrin’s construction director, virtually all the tenants are members of big national brands.

“The reaction of the local community has been very positive from the outset,” said Onia.  “On Saturday mornings especially, thousands of shoppers visiting The Pavilion – and we have been assured that an expansion of the centre with more national chain tenants would be welcome.”

This, he said, is currently being planned, and may come on stream in the next year.

The centre’s success, said Onia, is at least partially based on the fact that the nearest comparable range and variety of modern national outlets is found at Somerset West: “Even Caledon has no retail centre with anything like the sophistication we are offering.”

Aesthetically, said Onia, the centre appeals to the more discerning visitor because it has a strong local flavour.  Two silo type towers in true Overberg tradition set the tone – and provide attractive office and retail space and shaded walkways protect all the shop fronts. 

The latest tenants to be signed on are SA Multi Loans and a book shop. 

Leading tenants in the complex are Checkers (and Checkers Liquor), Village Mart (a general dealer which is aimed at farming communities), Clicks, The Crazy Store, Markhams, Totalsports, Foschini, Tekkie Town and Sheet Street.

On the food side the centre has Spur, Wimpy, a Chicken franchise, coffee shops and a biltong shop.  All have been in operation successfully since the opening of the complex.

The centre has adequate parking for 600 cars in the basement and on grade parking as well.

Publisher: eProp
Source: APDHVP

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