Andrew Brodie of Brisbane Airport Corporation’s (BAC), said the local flavour of the new roster of retailers is an example of the re-birth of the International Terminal
“Brisbane architects Richards & Spence have given us a design for the departures and arrivals areas at the terminal. Their incredible work has been complemented by exceptional retail outlet design being led by another great Brisbane firm Arkhefield,” Brodie said.
“We called for expressions of interest from not only national and global brands, but also Brisbane businesses that we thought could work in a 24 hour airport terminal.”
To coincide with the terminal upgrade, BAC has revamped the retail roster, introducing a new Duty Free provider, JR Duty Free, and 22 new food and beverage and specialty retailers.
Burger Urge, founded 10 years ago in inner-city New Farm by the Carthew brothers, will provide a local gourmet burger alternative.
Windmill & Co, a bar and restaurant by local food and beverage entrepreneurs, the Drivas family, will source ingredients and wines from Queensland and regional suppliers.
The Botanist Kitchen and Bar will offer fresh cooked meals of local produce prepared in a kitchen open to customers’ view, including individual servings of prepared and cooked to order items
The full suite of new retailers for the redeveloped areas of the International terminal are, JR Watch Co, Merino Collection, RM Williams, Surf Dive n Ski, Australian Way, Produce of Australia, Just Australia, News Travels, Sunglass Hut, Subway, Boost Juice, Burger Urge, Tuk Chop, Espresso, Sunset Bar and Grill, The Coffee Club, Windmill & Co, The Botanist Kitchen and Bar, Red Rooster, Mad Mex, Sushi Sushi, and Jamaica Blue.
Brodie said BAC will be looking to provide pop up shop opportunities for small local retailers within the departures lounge areas.
“We’d love to see more local retailers, who may not be able to meet the demands of a general tenancy in the terminal, get an opportunity to show and sell their wares to international travellers,” he said.