LOWER HUTT MALL TO GET MAKEOVER

Progressive Enterprises has just bought about 94 percent of the Wainuiomata Shopping Centre and has announced it will revive the site, which already includes a Countdown supermarket.

The move has the potential to be a ‘game-changer’ for the community. Details are yet to be disclosed, but according to retail experts the company is likely to use the supermarket as an anchor to smaller shops, cafés and takeaways.

“"It is very early days, but we will be considering how we can redevelop the site in due course. We are really excited about the future for Wainuiomata Countdown,” said James Walker, general manager of corporate affairs, Countdown.