Tool store finds ideal lo­ca­tion

The Cairns Post - - BUSINESS WEEK -

A “100 per cent Queens­landowned” re­tailer is about to open its doors in Cairns.

TradeTools direc­tor Greg Ford said he was de­lighted the com­pany had “se­cured a great site to open their 18th lo­ca­tion in Queens­land”.

TradeTools op­er­ates stores at Tweed Heads, the Gold Coast, Bris­bane, Sun­shine Coast and as far north as Bund­aberg.

Af­ter a long search for a suit­able site in Cairns, Mr Ford con­firmed buy­ing 96-102 Mul­grave Rd, Par­ra­matta Park.

“TradeTools is 100 per cent Queens­land-owned, we sell all the ma­jor brands and proudly sell our own brand of Rene­gade In­dus­trial tools which is very pop­u­lar with trades­men and home users,” he said.

“The site at Mul­grave Rd is per­fect for us as it of­fers easy ac­cess for cus­tomers and of­fers great brand­ing and ex­po­sure for TradeTools.”

Knight Frank sell­ing agents Matt Car­less and John Lynch said Mr Ford and his team had looked at sev­eral sites in the area.

“They kept com­ing back to this one be­cause of the lo­ca­tion, size and street pres­ence,” Mr Car­less said.

“TradeTools have pur­chased two build­ings over five lots.

“This gives them a great stor­age and ware­house area with off-street park­ing, as well as the re­tail site for­merly oc­cu­pied by Ray’s Out­doors to op­er­ate as the show­room and re­tail store.

“It’s al­ways en­cour­ag­ing to see a new busi­ness set up in Cairns. TradeTools is the lat­est of new busi­nesses to Cairns which sug­gests con­fi­dence the econ­omy will con­tinue to grow.”

TradeTools’ Cairns store is ex­pected to open by the end of the year.

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