City Cross Arcade

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City Cross Arcade entrance on Grenfell Street.

City Cross Arcade is a two-level shopping complex located on 32 Grenfell Street Adelaide South Australia with entrances to Rundle Mall, Grenfell Street, James Place and Gawler Place. The centre is owned by the Makris Group,[1] who purchased the site in 2001 after it was placed up for sale by the previous owners, Hawaiian Investments, in 2000.[2][3] The main two anchors are Harvey Norman and Amart Sports. The complex also features smaller retailers and a large food court including KFC, Hungry Jack's, Subway, Oporto, Sumo Salad, Charlesworth Nuts, Bean Bar and many other food outlets.[4] Amongst the smaller stores are Swiss Glory chocolates and, at one time, Quality 5 Crafts.[5] Australia Post Adelaide Rundle Mall Post Shop is also located on the first floor.[6]

The site was redeveloped at a cost of $6m in 1984, almost doubling the number of shops in the center by expanding on to the former sites of two local buildings – the Mutual Life Chambers and the Widow's Fund building.[7] Among the suggestions for the site prior to the completion of the 1984 redevelopment was the construction of a Grenfell Street underpass, although these plans never eventuated.[8] Another, smaller, redevelopment occurred in 1996 when the centre was under the management of Hawaiian Investments.[3]

In April, 2003 a $100m redevelopment of the site was announced, to be completed in three stages.[9] The first stage of the redevelopment, completed at a cost of $25m, was opened by Premier Mike Rann on 22 November 2005, and effectively doubled the retail area of the centre.[10] Shortly before the completion of the first stage, Amart All Sports announced that they would be moving into the new premises, joining Harvey Norman who had previously announced their tenancy in the expanded site.[9][11] The second stage was to include a 450 car parking station above the site, with a planned third stage to incorporate a 10-storey office tower.[9]


  1. ^ Keane, Anthony (27 September 2007). "Young rich list grows as developers build fortunes". The Advertiser. Adelaide, Australia. p. 4. 
  2. ^ Sulda, Marie (5 April 2000). "Bid battle looming for rich City Cross". The Advertiser. Adelaide, Australia. p. 43. 
  3. ^ a b Gavin, Andrew (31 May 2001). "$100m future for City Cross". The Advertiser. Adelaide, Australia. p. 13. 
  4. ^ "City Cross Store Directory". City Cross. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Anderson, Susan Heller (26 July 2007). "The Two Faces Of Adelaide". The New York Times. p. 22. 
  6. ^ "Adelaide Rundle Mall Post Shop location". Australia Post. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Co Lyer, Valerie (13 June 1984). "Big Developments Reshape Adelaide". The Age. Melbourne, Australia. p. 32. 
  8. ^ "On This Day". The Sunday Mail. Adelaide, Australia. 20 May 2007. p. 82. 
  9. ^ a b c Chapman, Jemma (30 April 2003). "$100m plan - with an atrium". The Advertiser. Adelaide, Australia. p. 23. 
  10. ^ "City Cross project". The Advertiser. Adelaide, Australia. 22 November 2005. p. 4. 
  11. ^ "New sports store for city". The Advertiser. Adelaide, Australia. 25 July 2005. p. 11. 

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