Gate opens up

Eastern Reporter - - News - Sarah Brookes

Mid­land Gate is gear­ing up for the open­ing of the sec­ond stage of the cen­tre’s $100 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment this month.

MID­LAND Gate has an­nounced a fun-filled line up of Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties as it pre­pares to cel­e­brate the open­ing of the sec­ond stage of the cen­tre’s $100 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment later this month.

Aldi, The Re­ject Shop, JB HiFi and 12 new life­style spe­cialty re­tail­ers are get­ting ready to open their doors from 8am on Novem­ber 21, which co­in­cides with the start of the shop­ping cen­tre’s fes­tiv­i­ties.

Mid­land Gate cen­tre man­ager Al­i­son Broad­bent said the of­fi­cial open­ing and fam­ily fun day would mark a new chap­ter in the his­tory of the ex­pand­ing shop­ping cen­tre.

The new south­ern en­try and up­graded south­ern car park on the cor­ner of Great East­ern High­way and Lloyd Street will also open on the day.

Park­ing will con­tinue to be free for cus­tomers for a five-hour pe­riod.

Mid­land Gate’s Christ­mas ac­tiv­i­ties kick off on the same day, in­clud­ing magic shows, a cup­cake give­away, train rides, an an­i­mal farm, free face­paint­ing, rov­ing mu­si­cians and messy play.

The Cheese Bar­rel in the Swan Val­ley will host Graz­ing Ta­ble work­shops us­ing ma­te­ri­als from The Re­ject Shop.

On Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 24, a pa­rade of lo­cal mu­si­cians, car­ollers, dance troupes and Alaskan mala­mute dogs will lead Santa into the shop­ping cen­tre.

Other ac­tiv­i­ties in the lead up to the hol­i­days in­clude Christ­mas cook­ing work­shops in the new fresh food mar­ket hall and pho­tos with Santa and Pet Santa from Novem­ber 26 to 28.

The new re­tail­ers open­ing their doors in­clude Aldi, The Re­ject Shop, JB Hi-Fi, Chemist Ware­house, Di­a­mond Dis­counts, Ally Fash­ion, Pol­ish Me Pretty, Bar­ber­shop Ex­press, Thingz Gifts, The Beauty & Brow Par­lour, T&Z Bar and Shed Es­sen­tials, Pi­casso Arts & Craft, Op­tions Op­tometrist, Ol­lie’s Place and The Shoe Kings.

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