ALDI to open in Bridgepoint Shopping Centre, Mosman
After years of searching, ALDI have secured a 1500 sqm store site on Sydney’s affluent Lower North Shore and will open in Bridgepoint Shopping Centre, Mosman, in May 2017.
Bob Walsh, Principal of centre managers and retail leasing agents Ray White Retail, said: “ALDI will function as the major customer attraction on Level 1 of the centre – complementing the offer of Harris Farm and IGA on the ground floor.”
An ALDI spokesperson said: “Mosman shoppers can look forward to ALDI’s award-winning products and exciting bi-weekly Special Buys, as well as fresh fruit, vegetables and bread delivered daily. ALDI Mosman will also support up to 20 permanent employees, creating rewarding career opportunities for local residents.”
ALDI will now be able to fill a major gap in their network with their nearest stores being Manly, North Sydney and Chatswood.
“The addition of ALDI will reinforce Bridgepoint’s position as the premier shopping centre on the Lower North Shore,” said Bob Walsh. “Bridgepoint is already rated in the top six shopping centres nationally for sales per square metre for centres of this type.”
Bridgepoint Shopping centre is 6800 sqm in size and, in addition to the three major food tenancies, has 35 specialty stores. It was acquired by a local property trust through Ray White Retail for $43 million in mid-2011.
The announcement comes as the centre embarks on a $10 million refurbishment that will involve the provision of new enlarged customer amenities, as well as a comprehensive aesthetic upgrade. Most notably, a new large passenger lift will be installed that will link both retail levels with all car parking levels.
“Several new retail tenancies will be created and provide for several new cafes and eateries to further improve the centres’ food and beverage offer,” said General Manager of Ray White Retail, Glenn Jones. “Most of the upgrade works will be completed by Christmas, with ALDI and most of the new shops opening in May next year”, added Glenn Jones.