Hyde Park new do­main for rugs

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - CHRISTIE ANDERSON

RUGS A Mil­lion has re­lo­cated from Do­main Cen­tral to the Hyde Park Cen­tre to re­duce their rent bill and in­crease their ex­po­sure.

The com­pany which has over 1000 rugs in their Townsville store made the move in April. They are now based in Wool­cock St and have prime street frontage with thou­sands of cars driv­ing past the store ev­ery day.

Rugs A Mil­lion na­tional man­ager Steven Carr said they de­cided to move af­ter notic­ing cus­tomers were hav­ing trou­ble find­ing them at Do­main Cen­tral.

“We found traf­fic was down at Do­main and be­cause it’s a higher priced lo­ca­tion be­ing a real des­ti­na­tion home maker cen­tre, Hyde Park was less ex­pen­sive,” he said.

“We wanted to be a lit­tle more promi­nent and be­ing a store with a small foot­print some­times cus­tomers couldn’t find us at Do­main.

“The new store is also big­ger which makes it eas­ier with Townsville be­ing fur­ther away be­cause we have the abil­ity to store more stock. The dis­tance away from the north­ern sub­urbs is now a lit­tle bit fur­ther but we wanted some­thing with good ex­po­sure.”

Rugs A Mil­lion has taken on a three- year lease, with Col­liers In­ter­na­tional agent Shaun McLaren and Todd Walsh se­cur­ing the space for the store.

Mr McLaren said while most of the Hyde Park Cen­tre had now been leased there was still one 306sq m premises avail­able through Col­liers.

“It’s ( Hyde Park Cen­tre) is close to the CBD, it’s got a lot of re­tail ten­ants in there and they all seem to be go­ing well,” he said.

“It’s a pos­i­tive that re­tail busi­nesses are open­ing up there and do­ing quite well.” 355sq m

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