Makeover boosts retail space
AFTER 15 years trading in Keppel Bay Plaza at Yeppoon, Phyllis Kallquist is thrilled for her business to be the first shop refurbished in the complex makeover.
Phyllis and husband John Kallquist took over the business on April 2, 1997, exactly 15 years to the day that they repositioned and refurbished their business.
Phyllis said the move had enabled them to take advantage of the additional space to increase their range of stock and introduce a range of men's giftware which had already been popular.
"This is a very exciting time for us, the centre has long needed a freshen up, so we are thrilled to be a part of it," Phyllis said.
"The centre will have a facelift which will give customers a lovely fresh environment to shop and a great new mix of shops."
Refurbishments will include a new Target Country store, specialty retailers, modernisation to the exterior, car park and footpath upgrades, new striking entry structures, new floor tiles, upgraded ceiling and lighting along with an upgrade to the amenities.
Built in the 1970s, the refurbishment is expected to be complete by mid July 2012.