Little Pakington traders Yass Kadivar, Kirsten Smith, Heather Storer, Brent Gourley, Jess Kelley and Trent Moreland. Picture: David Smith
THE vision for the boutique Little Pakington development in the heart of Geelong West is coming to life.
Four businesses have taken up position in the spaces fronting Pakington St while a walkway between these businesses leads to a central square where more businesses can be discovered.
Maxwell Collins, Geelong agent Don Hough said a few more businesses were being sought to complement the boutique offering.
Three spaces that front the central square are available to lease.
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There are a few spaces left that could suit a retail store or food and wine destination.
Developer Jim Demetrious said he wanted the right mix of tenants to complement his strong vision for the hub.
The 112 Pakington St site has been in Mr Demetrious’ family since the early 1960s. Originally a row of six terrace houses, the front gardens were developed into shopfronts in 1922.
The Little Pakington development.
Now KS Artery, Gluten Free 4 U, Unique on Pakington and Lord’s Design, which is opening to the public on Friday, have taken up position in the shops fronting Pakington St.
Live Eco and Duke of the Sea are found through the walkway.
Mr Demetrious said he worked with the National Trust to use materials reflective of the local area, including red bricks, corrugated iron and weatherboards to expand the building.
The original fireplace from the terrace house that was removed to create a walkway.
“We wanted to create a space where people can meet, it is a busy street Pakington St and this way they can get off the street,” he said.
“There is also a deck upstairs that could be a rooftop terrace with potential for a wine bar.”
Mr Demetrious said the central courtyard received a lot of northern sun and provided the ideal spot for people to relax with tables and chairs available.
For details about tenancies, contact Mr Hough on 0408 356 678