Botany Town Centre facts for kids
|Location||East Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Address||Corner Ti Rakau Drive and Chapel Road|
|Opening date||May 2001|
|No. of stores and services||200+|
|No. of anchor tenants||6|
|Total retail floor area||62,700 m2 (675,000 sq ft)|
Botany Town Centre is located in Auckland, New Zealand. It has more than 200 stores spread across three complexes, including restaurants and entertainment buildings such as cinemas. It is situated at the corner of Ti Rakau Drive and Chapel Road in the suburb of East Tamaki, and was opened in 2001.
The centre has faced competition since the 2006 opening of the nearby Sylvia Park shopping centre in Mount Wellington, which was built as an enclosed mall. However, Botany Town Centre sees its town centre format as its strength, and considers that elements such as doctors' premises and a library make Botany more attractive.
In a 2008 rating of New Zealand shopping centres by a retail expert group, Botany Town Centre received three-and-a-half stars, just under the maximum rating of four stars, based on the criteria of amount of shopping area, economic performance, amenity and appeal as well as future growth prospects.
On 2 May 2019, the first stage of a three-area redevelopment was opened. When fully open, the redevelopment will take the centre's size to 62,700 square metres.
Retailers and restaurants
As one of New Zealand's biggest shopping centres, many large and small retailers are represented in the centre. It is anchored by six stores:
- New World
- Noel Leeming
Other main retailers that have space within the centre include Hallensteins, JB Hi-Fi, EB Games, Whitcoulls, Specsavers, Life Pharmacy, Rebel Sport, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Jay Jays.
Restaurants and cafes are also present within the centre. The centre has a food court with McDonald's as a tenant. Other restaurants and cafes include Subway, The Coffee Club, Starbucks, Ronnie's Cafe, Robert Harris, among others. Outside Botany Town Centre are the Big Save Furniture and Pak'nSave.
A busway station is planned for the town centre, as the terminus for the Eastern Busway rapid transit link to Panmure railway station.
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