Gladstone Central shoping centre almost ready
By REN LANZONrlanzon@gladstoneobserver.com.au
THE final touches are being made to the new Gladstone Central shopping centre, ready for its opening next month.
The spokesman for proponents Celt- ic Pacific Properties Ken Stockley said the tenants were also preparing to move in to their shops.
These include IGA, which will oper-ate a major supermarket. The complex is rising on the Mul- hern Investments site between Park Street and Kentucky Fried Chicken along the Dawson Highway.
Car parking for the complex is un- derneath the supermarket.
Workers this week sealed off the Dawson Road frontage for entrance work and landscaping.
A further stage of development will be a seven-cinema complex above the supermarket and it will also contain car parking. Some work has already been carried out on the cinemas.
The ramp leading to the upstairs car- park and cinemas has been completed. Painters have also been busy prepar- ing the shopping centre complex this week.
They are on schedule for completion by the opening date, which has not been finally decided yet.
A Dicey Reilly's Irish pub will be de- veloped during the construction of the cinema complex.
The cinemas will be operated by Gladstone Cinemas, currently in Hixon Drive across from Reef City Ford.