I was only away for a month and so much has happened in Cronulla Mall, a big thanks to Rachael & Kirstie for doing this segment in my absence. With this weather I love any excuse to get out of the office and do the Cronulla Mall Report!
Starting at Monro Park there is a 5 week old shop called ‘South of the Border’, drop in and say hi to Vanessa who is providing us with gorgeous creations from Mexico and Thailand, shoes, dresses, jewellery, bags etc.
There’s movement around the corner at the huge ex Mitre 10 site which is having its asbestos roof removed in preparation for…I am not allowed to say yet!
Lots of business lockouts / closures at this end of town too, the clothes at Chimere are slowly being removed, Funky Femme is empty (The Newtown Funky Femme closed suddenly too) and Budapest Café & French Patisserie has a For Lease sign in the window.
We hear the landsales at Australand site at Green Hills Beach are still selling well, but the display office is empty as I walk past (everyone’s at the beach?), maybe the agents should use the hammock in the window to pass the time!
The fit-out inside the new wine bar – Cronulla Library – looks sensational and the Cronulla Arts Theatre is currently a construction site on the other side of the road.
Back in Cronulla Street, Shinobu Japanese Sushi Kitchen has a fit out underway (formerly Delicious Box); Stevie & Me has a new window display and seems to be doing very well. Further up the Mall, Mrs Watson’s is now selling Sonoma Bakery bread which is so delicious!
In Ocean Grove, Steve Kelly has opened English Laundry in Frangipani’s former shop. English Laundry sells men’s shirts and is open Thursday to Sunday and has a loyal following from years of being a wholesaler.
But the really huge news is Cronulla will, as of Tuesday 25th October, have its very own Guzman Y Gomez! Owned by a local, Cronulla’s Guzman Y Gomez will be the biggest one yet and to celebrate they will be giving free burritos away between 11am and 8pm! They aim to give out 2500 burritos – which equates to 200kg of Chicken Guerrero, 200kg of tomatoes, 225kgs of vegetarian black beans and 150kg of avocados! The store is at 9-11 Kingsway Cronulla in the former Wok Star site and the finishing touches are being done as we write! The store seats 80 approx, is family friendly and also will be offering some boutique Mexican beers.
Finally, while we keep very busy bringing you the latest in Cronulla Mall and regularly updating our I Love Cronulla facebook – we do still sell real estate! And not just in Cronulla! The sale of the week goes to 17 Van Buren Circuit, Bonnet Bay. Both myself and Henk Emans had the absolute pleasure of selling this property for the gorgeous Byrne Family. It’s not easy being a vendor, and when you’ve got 3 young kids it takes a lot of patience, courage and determination! Congratulations to Anna & Mark Byrne!