July, 2017Queenstowns newest and most exciting retail and business centre is
going from strength to strength with the addition of new retailers and
increased levels of business activity.
The recent New Zealand school holidays saw a marked increase in
traffic to Five Mile, an expanding retail centre sitting at the gateway to
Queenstown on the Frankton Flats.
Pizza chain Dominos -- renowned for its high-quality pizzas, sides and
chicken at an affordable price opened in Five Mile Place last week
with its second store in the Queenstown district.
Family clothing chain Postie Plus also opened at Five Mile over the
holidays, offering its full range of womens, mens, children and beauty
ranges, as well as school clothing and accessories.
At the other end of the spending spectrum, a full display suite for
Remarkables Residences, a range of three to five-bedroom multi-storey
townhouses, recently opened at Five Mile.
American-based specialist gaming store EB Games is also opening at Five
Mile, bringing its unique brand of gamers pop culture to Queenstown for
the first time.
EB Games and Zing Pop Culture Operations Manager Karl Pearson said he
was thrilled to bring the store to Queenstown.
As the centre expands, it has welcomed news of a new public bus
service to and from Five Mile which will enable visitors and locals to
visit more frequently and at a heavily-subsidised price.
The proposed new service will be operated by the Queenstown Lakes
District and Otago regional councils and is expected to start this spring.
Buses will run every 15 to 30 minutes in peak times and an introductory
$2 fare is to be trialled across all zones for GoCard users and a free
transfer within 30 minutes.
For the first time, Five Mile will have its own bus stop on Grant Road,
between the centre and the roundabout on State Highway 6. Route
tracking is still being finalized but Five Mile is seen as key to the
network as it sits on an arterial link within the Queenstown district.
Three of the four routes are proposed to come via Five Mile.
Five Mile Centre manager Eric Nauta said the bus service would be very
welcome as the centre had been choc-a-bloc since the school
The centres now a hive of activity with outdoor parking at a premium
over peak periods, although the hundreds of free, fully lit and warm
underground car parks are something of a locals hack for those in the
Weve certainly noticed that ever since Dominoes opened theres been
a stream of people venturing into other businesses while they wait for
their pizzas! Anchor tenants The Warehouse and Countdown have also
helped draw visitors to the centre. Countdown opened in stage one
close to two years ago along with retail outlets previously unseen in
Queenstown such as Briscoes, Rebel Sports, Warehouse Stationary and
Number One Shoes. Countdown is open from 7am to 10pm daily, while
the countrys largest retail giant The Warehouse, open until midnight
daily, opened at the end of March.
The Warehouse opened with a new store that was 25 percent bigger
than its previous location, offering customers a wider range of goods
and services, improved flexibility and longer opening hours.
Five Mile currently has 31 retail outlets and nine office-based
businesses, and continues to expand.
For locals and workers at Five Mile theres the convenience of a
childcare centre, a health store and juice bar for those keeping fit and
well, two physiotherapists, laundromat, dry cleaner and even a nail bar.
The centre has more than 1000 free car parks.
The good news is that it continues to expand with more outlets
opening and a further development stage expected to start later this
year, said Eric.
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