Prince George Plaza’s first tenant will open its doors in early 2019, following news that South Australian franchise success story Fasta Pasta is to move into retail tenancies being built in the Playford CBD.
Work begins on construction of the 240sqm commercial property, based on Prince George Plaza’s northern side, in October.Fasta Pasta will be one of two tenants in the new building, providing licenced and alfresco dining that will overlook Windsor Green.City of Playford Mayor Glenn Docherty said the inclusion of the family restaurant in Prince George Plaza will help bring the Playford CBD to life, as well as provide critical employment opportunities in our community.
Fifty jobs will be created during the building’s construction phase, with around 20 ongoing full-time and casual equivalent positions created once Fasta Pasta opens its doors in the first quarter of 2019.
“Fasta Pasta Elizabeth will unveil a new contemporary look and feel for our brand that we are excited to share with the City of Playford,” Fasta Pasta chief executive officer Frank Taddeo said.
“After 35 years in South Australia we are pleased to be bringing our fresh pasta and contemporary menu to this vibrant community.” Mr Taddeo said Fasta Pasta aims to be the leading best-value local restaurant chain in Australia.
“The restaurant, along with a future adjoining tenancy, will provide much-needed activation and vibrancy to Prince George Plaza,” Mayor Docherty said.
“This is an exciting milestone that further enhances the City of Playford’s position in creating SA’s Next Great City and confirms business confidence for the Northern CBD project.
”The City of Playford will now undertake a tender process to engage a suitable builder, with construction expected to commence in October. A tenant for the second retail space will be announced in the future.
Building for the future
The retail tenancies are part of a construction boom occurring in the Playford CBD over the next two years.
A multi-storey car park is nearing completion, while work will soon commence on a new $5m Grenville Hub (pictured below) for the local over 50s community, as well as a $12m medical hub. Meanwhile, work on a $50m 4.5 star luxury hotel will begin in February, with anticipation high that a start date will soon be announced for the construction of the $40m Playford Arena.
The announcement of Fasta Pasta is the latest milestone in the City of Playford’s Investment Strategy inclusive of 3880 FTE jobs created by $424m of private and public investment in the past three years across the Council region.
“The Northern CBD project is the most ambitious development within the Playford community since its development and is being driven by Council’s three-tiered investment strategy that is bringing jobs and growth to our community,” Mayor Docherty said.
“By focusing on our CBD, Sport and Health precincts, we are ensuring that our city can provide for the estimated 138,000 residents who will be living in the City of Playford by 2038, the state’s bicentenary.”