By James Wells
SYDNEY: Retravision New South Wales director, Allan Forno, will leave his premises at Castle Towers Shopping Centre today to return to bulky goods retailing at the former Christie’s Centre, which is now known as the Castle Hill Homemaker Centre.
Forno told Current.com.au that the new 700 square metre premises will hold a similar amount of stock to the 900 square metre site within the Westfield Shopping Centre at Castle Towers, once a lot of the wide aisles are removed.
“We have been in litigation with this mob almost from day one,” Forno said.
“We have been trading here for a while on the basis that someone would come to their senses and we would meet in the middle. We have gone back to the Christie’s bulky good site where it all began – where I painted the ceilings and walls as well as served and delivered.
The new store, which will begin to receive stock today and commence trading on Monday, is located in a particularly competitive retail environment – adjacent to a Bing Lee store and located near Harvey Norman, Strathfield, Good Guys and JB Hi-Fi stores.
“It’s like the magic mile of motors,” Forno said.
Forno said the environment within a premium shopping centre did not always present the image that was required to sell large ticket items like whitegoods.
“They see us as having shavers and hair dryers, but they don’t see us as a discounter. It is nice to come up to somewhere like this, but you still need to be where the action is and that is where we should have stayed.”
The new premises, located at Unit 4, Castle Hill Homemaker Centre is on the corner of Gladstone Road and Victoria Avenue at Castle Hill. All correspondence for the store should be directed to PO Box 2717, Carlingford NSW 2118. The telephone number for the business, 02 9899 8799 and the fax number 02 9899 8565, has not changed.