General Manager Michael Forsyth has told us that Council has approached four real estate agents for expressions of interest in managing the lease of its Mitre 10 site, and details of the successful agent will be released in a week or so.
He said that Council has received a number of proposals for the site – regarding leasing, developing or acquiring it – and these various options will be considered by Council.
One person who put her hat in the ring to run a pop-up shop collective there in the interim is Emily Gough.
She is the instigator of the pop-up emporium in Collins St. After a short hiccup with the lease, the group of over twenty stallholders are reopening there shortly, under the new name, The Collective, Kiama.
“I would love to move to Mitre 10, but was told a decision wouldn’t be made for months. Why leave it vacant until even then?” she says.
“It would be better for it to be a vibrant hub of new businesses while final decisions are made.”