Exodus worrying

Among those to have left are Harvey Norman, who could be considered one of the centre’s anchor tenants, the butcher, a pet shop and mobile phone outlet.

When I asked other traders if they knew the reason for this sudden exodus, all said it was because of steep rent increases and refurbishment costs if those outlets wished to renew their leases.

Perhaps the owners of the centre, or their managing agents, can tell us why we now have fewer retail stores in the centre at a time that both Kingsway City and Whitford City are seeking council approval to expand their premises.