Bayside Shopping Centre

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Bayside Shopping Centre
Bayside Shopping Centre Logo.png
Location Frankston, Victoria, Australia
Coordinates 38°8′30″S 145°7′29″E / 38.14167°S 145.12472°E / -38.14167; 145.12472Coordinates: 38°8′30″S 145°7′29″E / 38.14167°S 145.12472°E / -38.14167; 145.12472
Opening date 1972
Owner Vicinity Centres (following 2015 merger with Novion)
Architect Hassell 2006 northern extension
No. of stores and services
  • 263 [1]
  • 300 2010-11 extension[2]
Total retail floor area 87,446 m²[3]
No. of floors 3
Parking 3448
Website baysideshopping.com.au

Bayside Shopping Centre is a super regional shopping centre[4] located in Frankston CBD, approximately 40 km south of Melbourne, Victoria. It is the largest shopping centre on the Mornington Peninsula.

Level 2 interior, looking west towards Kmart.
The existing food court outside Myer, level 2, after the 2010-11 Redevelopment
The new food court (added onto the existing one) outside Myer, level 2, after the 2010-11 Redevelopment

History[edit]

The original Bayside Shopping Centre, located between Beach Street and Ross Smith Avenue, opened in 1972 with a Myer department store, a McEwans hardware store, a Ritchies supermarket and 52 speciality stores. It was owned by the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia (now a part of AMP).[5]

The following year, the Balmoral Arcade, at the southern end of Station Street, between Shannon Street (now a pedestrian mall) and Key Street, opened with 19 speciality stores.

In 1991, the Quayside Shopping Centre opened near both Bayside and Balmoral, on the carpark between Ross Smith Avenue and Station Street, with a Target department store, a Coles supermarket and 72 speciality stores. Bayside and Quayside were also linked by an enclosed bridge over Ross Smith Avenue.

Redevelopments[edit]

Bayside and Balmoral were acquired by John Gandel, the owner of Quayside, during the late-1990s, and upgrades were carried out by manager CFS Retail Property Trust (later Novion Property Group). A portion of Ross Smith Avenue was permanently closed to create a new food court (underneath the existing bridge link).

Two new sections of the centre were added during the mid-2000s: an entertainment precinct, on Wells Street, with a 12 screen Australian Multiplex Cinemas complex (now Hoyts), a Strike Bowling Bar and 10 restaurants/food outlets; and a northern mall, between Beach Street and Fletcher Road and linked by another enclosed bridge, with a Kmart department store, a Woolworths supermarket and a further 55 speciality stores.

Another upgrade in 2011 brought the combined total cost of development to AU$200 million since 1999, with reconfigured tenancies including an entire level dedicated to fashion stores, a refurbished second level food court and an Aldi supermarket.[2]

Retailers[edit]

Bayside Shopping Centre features 263 stores across three levels of retail. After the 2010-11 redevelopment, the centre will consist of up to 300 stores.[2]

Major anchors[edit]

Minor anchors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  2. ^ a b c Staff Writer (08 June 2011). "Bayside gets big on fashion". Ragtrader. Yaffa Media. Retrieved 25 August 2015
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-04-12. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2011-02-19. 
  5. ^ Jardisty, S.P. (1 April 1973). "Bayside - a National Mutual Development". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 25 August 2015

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