The Precinct has bought vibrant fresh energy to downtown Wanaka with stage one now completed incorporating a collection of high-end boutiques, eateries and services
“We are super excited to have Deval Boutique and Revology concept store open on Helwick Street and The Green Room Flower Shop now bringing life to the laneway,” says brand and retail manager Mel Norman.
“Debbie Lawson opened Deval to an amazing reception with established and new customers from all over New Zealand coming to see her all new boutique, beautiful collection of designer clothing and luxury accessories.”
Wanaka’s award-winning design studio Revology is setting a benchmark for the high-end retail centre.
“Revology has given the development a very European feel with their quintessential French marble and brass bistro tables alongside their own Revology chairs and customers enjoying sitting in the sun with iced tea and cakes on our central cobbled laneway,” says Mel.“Rachel Benton’s Green Room is brimming with indoor plants and unique stems outside adding atmosphere and making the environment more habitable with her natural garden talent.”
Established Wanaka business Cakes of Wanaka will make The Precinct its home and UKIYO salon & co. has opened upstairs on level one adding to the dynamic mix.
“I have helped Clare Pennell with the design of her Cakes of Wanaka store which is in huge contrast to the other tenancies featuring tones of pastel pink, peach, rose gold, ivory reflecting her own vibrant personality. It tells the story of her creative flair for wedding cakes and patisseries,” says Mel. “We are thrilled to have attracted UKIYO salon & co. bringing their styling expertise here from Dunedin.”
The Precinct is a popular addition to Wanaka’s downtown scene and Mel says there has been a positive response from both locals and visitors.
“We have been absolutely overwhelmed by the support of the community and have had amazing feedback from customers particularly on how much they love having new and unique places to explore. The scale of the build and the centre’s cobblestoned laneway has surprised people giving an urban feel to downtown Wanaka.”