Gladstone businesses moving back into Goondoon Street
LOCAL businesses are moving back into Gladstone’s main street with the Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) celebrating full occupancy of their new building in the City Arcade.
The City Arcade, located at 69 Goondoon Street, will be the site of a sprawling new facility for the not-for-profit organisation with four GEA member businesses already securing their position at the new site.
“It’s fabulous to have GEA members take up the opportunity to move up into the CBD,” GEA CEO Carli Homann said.
“All the commercial spaces in the new GEA building have been secured by tenants with one space already opened by Locations Estate Agents and the rest expected to be operational by the end of the year.”
Locations Estate Agents have been in the new GEA building for more than two months with director and property specialist Alicia Williams saying it’s a nice change to be back uptown but still in the main street.
“Here at Locations Estate Agents we want the new space to be something special and not just another real estate office,” Ms Williams said.
“We are going for a clean modern contemporary style look that will not only work for us but for our customers as well and we also have room for further growth if we need to.
“The GEA have really put themselves into a head space that supports local business and I believe they’re definitely promoting and improving the general economic outlook for the region.”
Ms Homann said the new building is not only a great asset for the GEA and the long-term outlook of the organisation, but it is also about making sure GEA supports its members.
“Offering sustainable and affordable rental prices for our member businesses allows them to remain competitive in the current Gladstone market,” she said.
The GEA will be relocating into a temporary office at the City Arcade site on July 1.
Picture: Locations Estate Agents director and property specialist Alicia Williams in their new premises at the GEA City Arcade building on Goondoon St Gladstone.