The well-established retail icon, Greenacres Shopping Centre, draws its customers from all corners of the greater Port Elizabeth area. The Mall’s consistent retail growth and excellent trading performance motivated its owners to embark on an extensive mall expansion and refurbishment that commenced in August 2015.
Regardless of ongoing construction and possible inconvenience, shoppers flocked to stores the past Festive season. Analytics indicated a significant increase in foot traffic during December 2015; with optometrists, sunglass providers, photography services, shoe and textile tenants showing the most notable positive growth. The increase could, however, be seen across the board.
Centre Management is pleased to report that progress on the expansion and refurbishment is on course, with Phase 1 already completed. With Phase 2, the Northern section has been completed ahead of schedule and Northern Entrance 1 is now open and trading successfully. Construction has commenced on the Southern section. Shoppers can look forward to the introduction of many exciting new fashion brands in Phases 2 and 3.
Management is receiving positive feedback from shoppers. Some of the feedback includes compliments on the strong new food offering, giant screens and live entertainment in the brand new Food Court. Shoppers are also applauding the new bathroom interiors as well as the modern and sleek finishes across the completed sections of the centre.
“We appreciate our loyal customers’ patience in this time of change, and are confident that the end product will be worth the temporary inconvenience. Our Management is making every effort to reduce any inconvenience. Directional signage, customer service desks and regular messages on our website aim to keep the shopping experience efficient,” says Brent Starr, Centre Manager.