Busi­nesses con­firmed for site

Hos­pi­tal­ity out­lets to move in

Havelock North Village Press - - News -

Two hos­pi­tal­ity out­lets have been con­firmed for Have­lock North’s new­est com­mer­cial devel­op­ment on Joll Rd.

Piku and First­hand Cof­fee are the first to con­firm their move to the new devel­op­ment site once com­pleted in early July.

Owner of Piku, Ben Harper, says the new space will make a huge dif­fer­ence to the fu­ture of his restau­rant and help it grow, es­pe­cially in the new lo­ca­tion.

“The lo­ca­tion will be great for the lunchtime rush as well as hav­ing much more room for a big­ger restau­rant and sushi bar, which is all very ex­cit­ing,” Harper said.

“Our site at the Red Bar­rel has been great but for us we felt it was time to move on to big­ger and bet­ter things.”

Harper can’t yet con­firm when the new lo­ca­tion will open but says the move will be as quick as pos­si­ble.

“We don’t have a con­firmed date to open up as yet but by July 1 we can work our way over to the new site.”

First­hand Cof­fee owner Al Bor­rie says the move is a chance to ex­pand the busi­ness and reach more peo­ple. Its cur­rent lo­ca­tion is in Clive.

“It’s re­ally just a good op­por­tu­nity to move and be able to grow in a big­ger and bet­ter space,” Bor­rie said.

The devel­op­ment is be­ing car­ried out by Mur­ray­field Prop­er­ties Ltd, owned by Jonathan and Cristina McHardy’s fam­ily trust, and is one of the vil­lage’s largest com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ments in more than a decade.

Trust spokesman War­ren Lad­brook said all four hos­pi­tal­ity units and five of­fice spa­ces avail­able in Stage One had been taken. Lad­brook also con­firmed the project was on sched­ule to fin­ish by July when stage two will start.

Pipi Cafe´ owner Alexan­dra Tylee says once the build­ing is open it will be a mas­sive ben­e­fit to other busi­nesses as well as the com­mu­nity.

“The new devel­op­ment is great for the area, hav­ing what looks to be a beau­ti­ful build­ing will help to bring a lot of good busi­ness into the cen­tre of town.”


Two busi­nesses have con­firmed their move to Have­lock North’s new com­mer­cial devel­op­ment on Joll Rd.

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