Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre

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Skyline central tower

The Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre is located right in the heart of the Surfers Paradise shopping centre in the Chevron Renaissance development. The development also included the Towers of Chevron Renaissance apartments and hotel, which is only a few minutes walk from the Surfers Paradise beach and the Cavill Avenue Mall and Circle on Cavill developed by the Sunland Group, who also developed Q1 apartment, the tallest residential apartment in Australia and the world.

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Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre is the only shopping, bar and restaurant precinct that's truly in tune with the current Gold Coast zeitgeist. The Centre has three levels. A vast array of commercial offices and businesses are on level one including Wicked Bodz Fitness Centre, H.I.S. Australia, Skyline Health and Skin Clinic, Ultiqa Lifestyle and more. Ground floor features a large number of retail space including the only Coles Supermarket in Surfers Paradise, Bakers Delight, Max Brenner Chocolate Bar, Flight Centre, Infinity Attraction, Chicabooti and many more fashion boutiques, dining options, health and beauty retailers and services. On the basement level you will find the luxurious endota spa as well as car parking.

In 2014, Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre underwent its first major refurbishment since its opening in 2000. One of the integral parts of the refurbishment was the creation of 'Chevron Lane'; a Melbourne styled laneway filled with eclectic street food operators such as Viet Baguettes and Harmoni-T. The laneway brings the heart and soul of Melbourne's famed laneways to Surfers Paradise, featuring exposed brickwork, corrugated roller doors, street art and festoon lighting to add mood and inspiration.

The open air piazza was also completely revitalised with a new shade sail structure erected, the installation of rustic wood features, sweeping new garden beds and the transformation of the old water fountain in to a stylish food and beverage kiosk.

Transportation to Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre[edit]

With several hundred car parks available and two hours free parking, Chevron Renaissance is the most easily accessed shopping centre in Surfers Paradise. Underground parking is provided over two basement levels and features a fully automated payment system which is managed by Secure Car Parking. Entry to the car park can be found on Ferny Ave or Elkhorn Ave.

The centre can be reached by the G:Link Tram to the Centre. The closest stop is the Cavill Ave station; one block from the Centre.

History[edit]

The current site once accommodated the Chevron Hotel which was a Gold Coast landmark. The new development was named Chevron Renaissance, as it is widely considered to be a catalyst in the revitalising of the Surfers Paradise tourist district and was completed in the October 2000. The original hotel housed the Skyline Lounge (opened August, 1957), which was a popular landmark bar and nightclub where many local and international acts would perform. The lounge was the launching pad for many great Australian performers such as Johnny O'Keefe, Ricky May and Colleen Hewett.

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Coordinates: 27°59′58.40″S 153°25′40.71″E / 27.9995556°S 153.4279750°E / -27.9995556; 153.4279750