Dear Coles, Gracemere wants your business - Readers

IF The Bulletin readers had their way, Coles would be setting up shop at Gracemere. Or Emu Park. 

There are a few still vying for Aldi to bring its business to the Beef Capital.

But there was an overwhelming call for the supermarket giant, who is reportedly scouting the region for sites, to open its doors at the satellite suburb.

Here are some comments:

Dale Nankin Rankin - No where. Bring in aldi.
Naomi Liersch - why not look at where sams warehouse use to be? its big enough and not being used
Leeanne Price - Gracemere
Jodie Marie - As if we need another Coles!!! Aldi or IKEA would be better
Pauline Watkins - Gracemere please
Fay Garland - Gracemere please in the block of land beside the shopping centre
Lauren Hart - No where. Being Aldi up.
Narelle Smith - Gracemere
Catrina King - Aldi and a Costco. Seriously how many more of the same stores can the Rocky region support?
Therese Black - Gracemere

Read more comments here:

Coles is looking for a new site in the region: http://ow.ly/LgwzK Where do you think a new Coles supermarket should go?

Posted by The Morning Bulletin on Monday, 6 April 2015

6am: COLES is closing in on another Rockhampton site, a new report says.

Herron Todd White's April review says it is aware the supermarket giant is looking for additional premises on both the north and south sides of Rockhampton, but is yet to secure a new site.

The review said Coles had shown significant interest in several sites.

When an announcement is made, Herron Todd White expects confidence to lift in the development sector in Rockhampton.

However, the monthly property review said the planned Woolworths supermarket, accompanied by 25 specialty shops in Parkhurst, had been proposed for 24 months and had an active leasing plan for around 18 months.

It said the development was yet to start due to slow rental demand.

The Morning Bulletin was unable to contact the developer of Parkhurst Town Centre yesterday.

Meanwhile, positive progress is anticipated as Rockhampton Regional Council has "actively" consulted with CBD stakeholders to improve the city centre, particularly focusing on retail trade.



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