New store for The Plaza
A new store in The Plaza, an award win and businesses for sale all feature in this week's Business Time.
* Magazine Clothing has opened next to Steve Parsons’ House of Travel. The store caters for women who wear sizes 10 to 26.
* The Plaza is set to get a new store. Blue Illusion, a Australian-owned clothing retailer, is in the process of setting up in the empty space next to Rodd and Gunn.
* Skynet Internet Cafe is coming to Palmerston North. The company, which has outlets in Wellington, is setting up on Broadway Ave, just down the street from the i-Cafe internet cafe.
* Darryl Pearson, who owns the Terrace End Caltex service station, was crowned Retailer of the Year at the group’s conference recently.
* Palmerston North company Buildex Construction Limited, directed by David Haynes, has been placed into liquidation. Liquidator’s reports show the business owed Inland Revenue about $176,000 at the time of liquidation. Assets include a range of small hand tools, and a 1993 Toyota Estima.
* Kooky in the Downtown shopping centre in Palmerston North has shut its doors. The Kiwi-owned clothing chain has been in liquidation since June 20, and was running sales at up to 70 per cent off to clear stock.
* Plasti and Allplas – two sister companies based in Palmerston North – are both for sale. The companies specialise in the manufacture of plastic products. Allplas is listed for $103,700 plus GST, while Plasti is going for $140,000 plus GST.
* Businesses have less than a month left to enter the New Zealand Plain English Awards. The awards are for organisations and people that succeed at communicating without the use of jargon and overly-technical language. Entries close September 21, with winners announced November 29. See plainenglishawards.org.nz for more information.
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