Spark Kapiti has signed as the first major tenant of Coastlands Shoppingtown’s new development, Takiri House.
Coastlands Shoppingtown's new development, Takiri House has signed its first major tenant, moving in upon the development's completion at the end of May.
Spark Kapiti, a locally owned dealership for the national telecommunications and digital company Spark, will move from its current location in Ihakara Street and says its customers can look forward to a modern fit out, and extended hours to fit with Coastlands, including late night Thursday.
Vicky Cooper, Business Owner, Spark Kapiti says:
"With the continual growth of the stunning Kapiti Coast we are very excited to reinvest in the region, and expand our store and team to support the local community.
"Takiri House was a great option for us as it's in a fantastic central location in a new building where we can really deliver the wow factor. It's very close to a Coastlands entrance, the council and library, and it will be far easier for our customers to come and see us compared to our current location."
The existing team at Spark will welcome a new store manager, James Tanirau, a Kapiti local who is currently managing Spark in Willis Street, Wellington. James has ten years experience within Spark and he's looking forward to working locally with a new team and a fantastic new building.
"We are delighted to welcome Spark into Takiri house, and look forward to announcing other local businesses over the coming weeks. With the changes to Kapiti's demographics through developments such as the expressway and our better connectivity to the city we are of the mind that more and more larger and national brands will recognise the need to be here in Kapiti," says Richard Mansell, Coastlands Director.
Takiri House is the first of several new developments, as the mall prepares for anticipated growth from the new MacKays to Peka Peka expressway. The development, a 40-week project worth $3 million began in early August and is set to finish in mid-May.
Coastlands, a family owned business since 1969 has over 100 local shareholders. Housing over 120 businesses, they help provide over 1,500 local jobs and donate over $100,000 back to the community annually. Coastlands have previously funded several community projects including, The Kapiti Arts Performing Centre, The Coastlands Aquatic Centre, and The Coastlands Kapiti Sports Turf.