September, 2018The $80 million-plus Queenstown Central development and its 40 retail
outlets and offices above opens on October 4, with Queenstowns first
K-Mart and Mountain Warehouse also among the popular tenants.
Food will be a bit focus with the launch of the developments exciting
new food markets.
Retail consultant Evan Harris says the markets are based on an emerging
fresh food concept thats totally new for Queenstown and has only been
done in a couple of cases in Auckland.
Seven fresh food businesses, ranging from the popular Soul Food
Organics from Wanaka and The Meat Preachers Queenstowns Zamora
Meats - to Brumbys Bakery, Black and White Coffee and an Asian
supermarket will grace the markets. Therell be common tables and
chairs in the centre of the markets, opening through large glass sliding
doors onto sunny outdoor tables. A wine and liquor store is also starring
in the line-up.
Its a great concept and weve gone for fresh food vegetables, meat
and a bakery with options to sit down and eat, or takeaway, says Evan.
Soul Food Organics owner Paul OHara, whos had a large Queenstown
following trekking over the hills for many years, says he jumped at the
invitation to open as part of the markets. For years Queenstown
people have been asking us to open there because they need a solid
supply of organics, says Paul. He will primarily be selling organic foods,
with a small café focusing on lunch food like fresh juices and smoothies.
Well be selling fresh produce and also organic meats and dry goods,
says Paul. People are realising that diet affects their health. Theyre
waking up and doing their research, opting instead for unprocessed
wholefoods and organic meats.
The owners of Queenstowns Zamora Meats Uruguayan Matias Mautone
and Argentinian Nick Karlson will throw some feisty South American
flavours and colour into the mix with their butchery-style deli-grill.
Well be selling our fresh and cured meats, and our sausages, as well
as turning out great food to eat in or takeaway, says Matias. Well be
grilling breakfast, lunch and dinner on the open fire cooking with
embers and coals that nice smoky experience.
The Meat Preachers will also be offering their famous charcoal
rotisserie chickens and sandwiches, for which theyve become
renowned. Therell be plenty of farm gate to plate story behind the
barbecue too. We source very specific types of meats and look into the
wellbeing of the animals we produce, says Matias. Were really
excited about it. Well be offering a blend of all the things weve
learned all these days what the Kiwis want and creating that in this
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