New Specialty Fresh Food Hub Coming To Toowong When Woolies Opens In 2022


Toowong will get a new specialty fresh food hub after Woolworths announced plans to open for trade at the Toowong Village starting in late 2022.

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Woolworths agreed to enter into a 10-year lease at Toowong Village and will operate at the Gallery level of the shopping centre, occupying more than 4,000 sqm for its fresh food hub. Fresco Asian Supermarket will team up with Woolies on Level 1, where site works are already underway.

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Retail First, the company that manages Woolworths in Toowong, said that this has been welcome news for traditional Woolworths’ shoppers in the Toowong catchment, and positions Toowong Village as a specialty and fresh food hub. 

Woolworths’ leasing team is reaching out to enhance the food offering for the centre. Retail First Managing Director, Steven Bridges said exciting leasing opportunities are available now for food retail and fresh food options, and their leasing team would be keen to chat about what Toowong Village can offer. 

“The changes enable Toowong Village to progress in line with customer expectations, together with the suburb’s growth in high density living, the planned Town Centre mixed-use development opposite Toowong Village, and the Council’s proposed Green Bridge from West End,” Mr Bridges said. 

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“We recently conducted customer surveys and paid close attention to what our customers would like to see in the shopping centre.  David Jones relinquishing the current lease has created an opportunity for us to strengthen our grocery offer and meet the needs of the community,” Mr Bridges said.

According to Mr Bridges, the residual space on Level 1 has had strong interest from large footprint retailers, and that Retail First will make further announcements once negotiations are finalised.

Toowong Village will remain open during the changes and all efforts will be made to ensure disruption to shoppers and current retailers is kept to a minimum.