Slow and steady, the Co-store re­de­vel­op­ment is bowl­ing along

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Wangaratta Chronicle - - News -

IT may seem like lit­tle progress is be­ing made on a multi-mil­lion dol­lar re­de­vel­op­ment of Wan­garatta icon, the Co-store, but there is still plenty of work go­ing on be­hind the scenes.

The old hard­ware store at the back of the his­toric build­ing has been taken apart bit by bit, while the nearby Jivin Jelly Fish for­mer premises will be the next to go.

A coun­cil plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion will soon be lodged to start stage one of the project, which in­cludes 1000sqm of re­tail space on the ground floor, a bowl­ing al­ley on top and an un­der­ground ex­pan­sion of an ex­ist­ing tenant.

Ne­go­ti­a­tions are also con­tin­u­ing for a ma­jor tenant for the site, which will de­ter­mine if stage two, com­pris­ing fur­ther re­tail space and ei­ther un­der­ground or decked car park­ing, will go ahead.

The Co-store co-owner, John Cox­hell, said it would be De­cem­ber or Jan­uary be­fore any ma­jor works would be seen at the Ovens and Reid streets shop­ping precinct.

“It’s been go­ing along slowly and we’ve been get­ting things cleaned up,” he said.

“It doesn’t look like much is hap­pen­ing, but

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