DEVELOPERS of Shorehaven in Alkimos are seeking a new supermarket retailer for its coastal village centre after Woolworths withdrew from its contract. .
Shorehaven Village, developed by Peet Limited, approved the supermarket giant’s request to pull out of its agreement to be the centre’s anchor business following Woolworths’ national review of its network of stores.
Peet managing director and chief executive officer Brendan Gore said it was “enormously disappointing” but that it was a priority to end any further delays in establishing a major new grocery outlet at Shorehaven.
Mr Gore said new negotiations for an anchor tenant would release Shorehaven Village and Woolworths from the contract signed in October, 2014 but wouldn’t commence while the current contract remained in place.
“In the meantime, discussions with potential new grocery retailers are progressing very well and we are hopeful that residents will be on their way to doing their weekly shopping within their own estate,” he said.
“Peet will also continue to deliver on the coastal lifestyle promise at Shorehaven with the establishment of a new restaurant – part of a significant extension to the enormously popular Shore Café – and a major program of community events being planned for 2018.”
Woolworths has a presence in the area with a BWS store on Shorehaven Boulevard, close to Marmion Avenue, as well as the Caltex Woolworths petrol outlet.
Further announcements about development at Shorehaven’s coast precinct are expected in coming weeks.
Woolworths has been contacted for comment and Community News is waiting its response.