Three new tenants confirmed for Maroochydore City Centre’s A1 building

Sujay Singh (Evans Long) and Rhonan O'Brien (Mode Design)

Sunshine Coast based developer Evans Long has confirmed two new local food operators and an international architecture firm as the latest tenants for their A1 building on First Avenue within the new Maroochydore City Centre.

Evans Long Head of Development Sujay Singh said he was thrilled to have MODE Design as well as two well-known local eateries KIBOU Japanese Bar and Kitchen and Harvest Cafe take up a combined total of 500m2 space within the building with only one 108sqm ground floor tenancy remaining available for lease.

“We’ve worked hard to secure the right type of ground floor retail tenancies for A1 and both KIBOU and Harvest Café fit the bill perfectly. Both businesses have multiple Sunshine Coast locations and have a high-quality offering that the locals adore. We are also excited to welcome MODE Design (Architects & Urban Designers) to the building who have an international presence and eight studios across Australia and New Zealand with alliances in Vietnam and India.” Sujay said.

Rakhui Jung, owner of KIBOU says the business currently operate seven premises across the Sunshine Coast under the Hikaru brand from Twin Waters to Beerwah and will be occupying 163m2 on the ground floor of A1.

“We are proud to have been growing steadily since we first opened in 2014 and our success wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the support of locals across all our locations.

“Most of our stores are located on the southern end of the coast, with four of our sushi restaurants in Kawana, Baringa, Warana, and Birtinya. I’m really looking forward to bringing the food that locals know and love to Evans Long’s new building in the Maroochydore City Centre,” he said.

Harvest Breads and Café have been located at the Kon-Tiki building for the past four years and their second Sunshine Coast store Harvest on First will occupy 117m2 as the ground floor lobby café  of A1.

Café owner’s, Mike Somerville and Sharon Cook are looking forward to embarking on the journey of opening their second cafe in Maroochydore which will continue to provide the hugely popular breakfast and lunch menu that have become a hallmark of theirs. 

“We’ve been in Maroochydore since 2018 and are looking forward to expanding the business across the coast. The opportunity to grow can’t be denied and the most natural step for us is to be in a premium building at the front door of the new City Centre.

“It’s important to us that we ensure the Harvest experience translates across both our stores. Our philosophy is to create natural, homemade, quality foods that people enjoy and that’s exactly what we will be bringing with us to Maroochydore City Centre,” Sharon said.

MODE Design Managing Principal, Rhonan O’Brien, said the studio relocation stems from a large amount of unprecedented growth the company has experienced in recent years.

“There has been subsequent growth across urban design, master planning, architecture, interior, Landscape and graphic design which has meant our team have had a very busy couple of years keeping up with that demand.

“This studio relocation to A1 in the City Centre is essential as it aligns our business with a brand new professional address to pave the way for the next phase for the business. Our current studio at Birtinya has been home since we first opened our doors 16 years ago, but we are excited to venture to Maroochydore and take up 216m2 of A1 in early 2023.

“We have worked closely with Evans Long to achieve the look we are wanting in our new space. A1 is a state-of-the-art building and we are thrilled to be surrounded by inspiration and have easy access to other professional services firms as well as Council’s new City Hall building within the City Centre,” Rhonan said.

About A1 by Evans Long

A1 is a five-story architecturally designed building located at the gateway of the new Maroochydore CBD and will be home to multiple Sunshine Coast professional service firms, including Maropost who will occupy two levels as well as Sunshine Coast Property Accountants, Sherrin Partners and Yield Advisory. A1 is expected to be completed late this year with most tenants including Harvest Café and KIBOU aiming to open in early 2023.

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