Cronulla Mall Report: Welcome to 2014!

photo 2 (3)As expected, Cronulla is at its peak – kids are out and about, the beaches are packed and parking is scarce… Welcome to Summer!

Starting from the soBeach Shack closing downuthern end of the Mall, the bright pink, vibrant Yogurberry has opened where Stevie & Me once was.

Chocpad is still vacant and For Lease, any ideas what will move in here?

Sadly there will soon be another vacant store… Beach Shack is closing down. Their last day of trading will be Wednesday 22nd January.

The Commonwealth Bank sits quietly in the Mall with a DA for a mix of residential and commercial shops…. Watch this space!

20140111_092103Walking through the Mall there are still plenty of post-Christmas sales to take advantage of!

If you’re looking for breakfast you’ll have to get in early, the cafe’s are filled by 9am!

20140111_094800At the end of the Mall on the Kingsway underneath Cronulla Cinemas, Soho Coffee is set to move in shortly.

And that concludes the first Mall Report of 2014! No doubt we’ll see some more changes in the Mall over the year, stay tuned!

From all of us at Beach & Bay, we hope you had a wonderful Christmas & New Year, now it’s time to get back into it!

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Spotlight on local business: Dutchee Dutchee

Today we spoke to the girls from one of Cronulla’s successful fashion retailers Dutchee Dutchee, read on for all the inside info and what’s in store for Spring…

Dutchee Dutchee is now under new management. Tell us a little about yourself and your girls and what made you decide to take on a fashion business in Cronulla?
We have had the store for almost 2 years now.  We are 4 sisters and our Mum. So we share the business as well as have our other jobs. 2 of us are local Sutherland Shire high school teachers, 1 is a primary school teacher and another is a pre-school teacher. We have always had a passion for all things fashion and going into the business was something we always hoped to do.

Your store offers a range of different styles and tastes to suit everyone and anyone!  Which style would you say is the more popular/the best seller?
We have a range of styles and cater to all age groups.  Our personal style is quite eclectic, with a vintage, gypsy/hippy vibe and an urban twist.  We don’t like to think there are rules with fashion.  Fashion is all about wearing what you like and what you feel comfortable in.  Don’t be afraid to wear something different to what you usually wear. We love feathers and American Indian or Mexican style.

Entering into the last few weeks of winter, what styles, colours and trends do you think Spring 2012 will bring?
Spring is bringing pretty bright colours, pastels and florals. Coloured jeans are coming in, and feminine dresses, sequins and long necklaces are still popular.

Who is your favourite designer?
We love all our labels, that’s why we choose them. Wish. Mink Pink, Milk & Honey and Finders Keepers are some favourites.

How did you become involved with “Knit For The Homeless”?
‘Knit for the Homeless’ was an idea one of the sisters (Brigitte) came up with.  We did a winter wool window display and so the knitting blankets for the homeless concept stemmed from there.  We all love being creative and we also thought this would be a good way to bring some of the community together.  It has been very heart-warming to see the positive response from all the volunteer knitters! They are fantastic.

What is the best thing about owning a business in Cronulla?
Best thing about owning a business in Nulla is it’s home and also the people. Shire people are friendly and easy going.

Where is your favourite place in Cronulla or the Sutherland Shire?
Favourite place is the beach or just walking along The Esplanade.

Finish this sentence – “I Love Cronulla” because….
It has a small community feel and it is just a beautiful scenic place with the nicest beaches in Sydney.


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