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DJs opens latest village format


Malvern centralDavid Jones today opens its village format department store at Malvern Central Shopping Centre in Melbourne.

Malvern Central is the first major project to be delivered as part of AMP Capital Shopping Centre’s $2 billion development pipeline, which includes the $390 million dollar development of Macquarie Centre in Sydney and a $590 million development of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast.

The centre is owned by UniSuper.

AMP Capital Shopping Centres MD, Bryan Hynes, says the introduction of David Jones to Malvern Central will provide a major boost to the centre.

“David Jones’ decision to open a village format store in Malvern Central is a significant event for both local residents and other retailers at the centre,” he said.

“To coincide with the opening of a David Jones store at the centre, UniSuper has invested in a significant upgrade of the centre’s amenities, travelators, and lifts and has incorporated new internal design features to the centre. We have also made some exciting changes to the fashion specialty offer to complement the introduction of David Jones.

“UniSuper and AMP Capital are thrilled to reposition Malvern Central to offer an enhanced shopping experience for customers,” he said.

The shopping centre’s catchment comprises more than 200,000 residents and includes the affluent suburbs of Toorak, South Yarra and Armadale.

Malvern Central opened in 1987 and with a GLA of 15,000sqm, and houses a Woolworths, 48 specialty stores and the new David Jones store.

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