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Chocolate Lounge Closes, Fitness First to also close
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00 am By
The prominent Chocolate lounge cafe has abruptly closed its doors.
Meanwhile, the Fitness First gym above the former Chocolate lounge cafe
announced it will be closing down on 14 November.
In a letter to members, the club stated that it decided not to renew the lease when it expires,
although no reason had been stated. Speculation points to increasing rent as the reason for not
renewing their lease. In the same way, many other smaller retailers have been forced to close down due to exhorbitant
rental fees being charged by the owners of Chadstone Shopping Centre.
Works begin near Princes Hwy (Dandenong Rd) carpark
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00 am By
A large area of the south western carpark (bordering Dandenong Rd) has been
fenced off and construction work has begun. It is speculated new buildings will be
erected for the growing UNIQLO department store chain.
Chemist Warehouse opens, replaces First Choice Liquor
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:00 am By
After many months of secrecy, Chemist Warehouse has finally opened in Chadstone.
The First Choice Liquor store had been closed for some months prior, and until the
day of opening of the new Chadstone Chemist Warehouse, very little was made public.
Unfortunately, Chemist Warehouse had some trouble keeping their new signage affixed
to the wall - all signs of a rushed job.
It is also interesting to see Chemist Warehouse opening in Chadstone. The existing pharmacy
located near Coles, My Chemist, is owned by the same group as Chemist Warehouse.
This arrangement is akin to the days when cut-price BiLo and mainstream Coles co-existed, but ultimately
BiLo was removed due to the falling profits, market dilution and excessive overheads
caused by running two major supermarkets in the one shopping centre. Time will tell
whether the dual-pharmacy arrangement will work, or whether Chemist Warehouse will eventually
take over the local market, and the group deciding to close My Chemist.
Don't speed near Chadstone: New Warrigal Rd speed limits
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:00 am By
Recently, the stretch of Warrigal Road between Holmesglen and Princes Hwy
had its speed limit lowered from 70 kph down to 60kph.
For a long time, the 70 kph speed limit was an oddity, but mainly to assist with
the large speed limit differential when entering or exiting the Monash Fwy, so
drivers could gradually adjust to the speed limits when driving along Warrigal Rd.
The revised 60 kph section passes by the interconnecting Middle Rd leading up to
Chadstone Shopping Centre. Middle Rd itself has always been limited to 60 kph, so
it makes sense to reduce the limit on Warrigal Rd to harmonise.
Vic Premier turns sod for new $580m Chadstone Development
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:00 am By
Today marks the beginning of the next stage of development of the Chadstone Shopping precint. The development adds 34,000m2
of space to the Centre, a new public transport hub and 800 more parking spots.
The owners of Chadstone Shopping Centre say the addition of a luxury hotel will make it a truly world class facility.
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine this morning turned the first sod of the $580m expansion with a brand new shovel. The development includes room for 40 new retailers, a hotel and a 10 storey office building.
Joint owner John Gandel says the hotel makes sense. "Most of the top, and I say 'top', shopping centres in the world now have at least
one hotel adjacent, and some of them have three".
Since he's owned the Centre, it has had 40 revamps and additions, and this is not the last. "When you're always looking for the lastest innovations, you never know what you're going to produce. You know, 'what new ideas?' And somehow good developers always find a way of fulfilling everybody's wishes."
More than 3,000 jobs are to be created at the new expanded Centre, but not everyone is pleased with the $580m development. Over the past 30 years, there have been 39 additions and expansions to the centre. The 40th
expansion announced today by the premier will include new cinemas, flagship stores, office blocks and additional car parking spaces.
Stonnington Mayor Adrian Stubbs says some local residents are unhappy that there will be construction seven days a week for at least a year. He says "[residents] want to be able to sleep at night and not have trucks at 6:30am in the morning, lined up making a lot of noise."
Chadstone said there is a hotel on the drawing board, but firm plans to build have not yet been decided on.