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Businesses in Docklands August 2013

30 Jul 2013

A one-stop shop

The newly reinvigorated Spencer Outlet Centre is a one-stop complex to meet every Docklander’s shopping needs.

Conveniently located next to Southern Cross Station, centre manager Warwick Padey describes it as “a true fashion outlet centre, with a twist”.

The centre combines a full-sized Coles and convenience stores with a range of fashion brands. A “mini major” precinct is also currently under development.

Mr Padey said the new precinct would include four super stores that would further cater to the needs of customers. He said the anchor tenants for the precinct would be announced in the coming months.

Spencer Outlet Centre has had previous incarnations but underwent a brand overhaul in March following the appointment of Retpro Group as manager of the centre in November last year.

According to Mr Padey, centre management will continue to work on bringing new brands and new faces to the centre.

He said upon completion of its redevelopment the centre would house over 110 stores, including well-known fashion brand outlets, take-away and dine-in-food and conveniences such as a pharmacy and supermarket.

“… To complement the trusty fashion and specialty retailers you know and love, the centre has also been reinvigorated with new brands, dynamic events and an improved ambience,” Mr Padey said.

Mr Padey said the centre management team consisted of eight dedicated on-site staff along with the larger network of Retpro staff based at the head office in Southbank.

He also estimated that there were up to 600 full-time, part-time and casual staff employed by the centre’s retailers. This number is sure to grow when the new “mini major” precinct is opened.

Add to that the 10,000 to 20,000 local residents, workers and tourists who are estimated to visit the centre daily and you have one vibrant centre.

You can find Spencer Outlet Centre at 201 Spencer St, Docklands. The centre is opened from 10am until 6pm daily and until 8pm on Fridays.

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Putting the right foot forward

Victoria Harbour Podiatry is one of Docklands’ long-term businesses

Podiatrist Rebecca Talbot opened the business nine years ago on the ground floor of NAB’s 800 Bourke St office.

The business was located within the Victoria Harbour Medical Centre and recently moved with the centre to a new location at the base of the Aurecon building in Merchant St.

Ms Talbot said she first decided to open her business in Docklands because she saw a need for a podiatrist service in the growing area.

Today the business remains the only podiatrist in the Victoria Harbour precinct.

Podiatrist Lewis Citroën has worked at Victoria Harbour Podiatry for the past two years and said majority of the clientele were local workers.

Victoria Harbour Podiatry is close to many of Docklands’ big businesses, including NAB, ANZ and Myer.

It’s an easy option for busy local workers, especially considering the fact it’s located within the medical centre.

“The people I see are usually trying to get things done during their workday so they don’t have to do it when they get home. It’s easy to take a quick break from work and get things sorted out,” Mr Citroën said.

“A lot of patients combine a visit to us with pathology or seeing one of the clinic doctors.”

Ms Talbot added: “A lot of podiatrists don’t open after hours as well, so getting to a podiatrist once you’ve finished work can be difficult.”

Victoria Harbour Podiatry treats a range of foot issues including heel pain, shin splints, ankle problems, corns and calluses, ingrown nails and sports injuries.

Mr Citroën can also help with orthotic therapy, diabetic care, foot wear advice and gait assessments.

Ms Talbot said Victoria Harbour Podiatry could help with “any problems from the knees, down to the feet”.

She also said local residents and workers should remember that a referral is not necessary when booking an appointment.

You can find Victoria Harbour Podiatry inside the Victoria Harbour Medical Centre at 2-3/850 Collins St (enter via Merchant St).

To book an appointment contact Victoria Harbour Podiatry on 9629 1414.

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