Late night shopping supported by residents

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Shopping is a popular hobby for many, but those with busy lifestyles find it difficult to fit in their retail therapy.

Tauranga residents and visitors believe a late night shopping evening would be a great idea to implement, as people who work during the day or students who go to school can enjoy a night at the shops.

One residents says late night shopping would bring life back into the CBD.

“I think it would be a big advantage to Tauranga.

“Somehow after five o clock in the weekdays, Tauranga is dead and it would be lovely to have some evening where you can come out and do some late night shopping.

“I think it would be good for the businesses that work during the week, I just think that parking would be the biggest concern.”

Business owners say the idea would be extremely beneficial as it would create more foot traffic.

A Tauranga resident says late night shopping particularly appeals to those who work, as they have time after hours to shop.

“Some people work in the day and then being able to go at night time, maybe it’s their only free time.”

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Posted on 06-04-2019 17:05 | By Accountable

Could be open 24/7 and there would still be the complainers. Virtually every shop is open from 10am to 4pm Saturday and 60% of the retail is open from 11am to 3pm Sunday. Saturday is very well supported by the public but Sunday is a costly exercise for those that are open because of the lack of public support. Late nights have been tried a number of times in the last ten years but failed because of the lack of public interest. It’s not economically viable to stay open for the odd person who thinks the retailer should be there 24/7.

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Posted on 04-04-2019 10:37 | By

I have been in Tauranga at 4.30 weekdays and I am amazed at the number of shops that are just closing or are closed, even if shops are open, "we are closing shortly" is said, real big put off to shopping in the CBD.

What a great new idea!

Posted on 04-04-2019 10:10 | By tish

Who would have thought? It’s the 70s and 80s all over again, late night shopping on Friday until 9pm. Retro rules.