Restored sign to be unveiled to kick off 1st birthday celebrations
- Iconic sign has been fully restored
- Celebrations start Friday November 30 at 10am
- Host of special retailer deals and giveaways for the whole weekend
BRISBANE, 20 NOVEMBER 2018
The neon lights of the iconic Myer sign that once overlooked the site of Coorparoo Square will shine bright once again on Friday November 30, when Frasers Property Australia and Honeycombes Property Group unveil the fully restored sign as part of the shopping centre’s 1st birthday celebrations.
One year ago, Coorparoo Square opened to the local community to provide a diverse mix of dining, entertainment and convenience offers in a connected, vibrant atmosphere.
Originally produced in the 1960s, the Myer sign, a landmark synonymous with the local area but in need of some TLC, was temporarily removed during construction of the shopping centre and has been lovingly restored in recent months.
It’s now ready to reclaim its prominent position atop the aptly named Myer Lane, says Peri Macdonald, Executive General Manager – Retail, Frasers Property Australia.
“The re-installation of the Myer sign is a significant moment in the life of Coorparoo Square and a fitting way to celebrate our first year of serving the community,” Mr Macdonald says.
“The whole community is invited to join us for the unveiling of the restored sign on Friday November 30 and experience the range of special deals and giveaways the retailers at Coorparoo Square are offering to mark our 1st birthday.”
Peter Honeycombe, Managing Director, Honeycombes Property Group says the Myer sign is an important symbol in the evolution of Coorparoo Square.
“Throughout the development of Coorparoo Square, the local community has maintained a keen interest in the sign. We understood from the start its importance in the local context and its restoration ensures a strong connection between the community’s past, present and future,” Mr Honeycombe says.
The fully restored Myer sign will be lifted by crane into place in the days leading up to Friday November 30, depending on the weather. It will be formally unveiled to the public on-site at Coorparoo Square, on the corner of Old Cleveland and Cavendish Roads, on Friday November 30 at 10am.
The event kicks off a host of 1st birthday celebrations at Coorparoo Square, with live music and free family entertainment between 10am and 2pm on Friday November 30 and live music from 5.30pm until 8.30pm.
Newly opened artisan gelateria La Macelleria has created a special birthday flavour and everyone who spends $15 in the centre from Friday November 30 through to Sunday December 2 will receive a free gelato as part of the celebrations.
The La Macelleria gelato cart will be on-site for the Myer sign reveal from 11am to 3pm on Friday November 30.
People will also be able to go into the draw to win a bar tab at Coorparoo Square’s Beyond The Pale craft beer and kitchen simply by dropping their business card into the barrel.
For those wanting to catch a movie, Dendy Cinemas will offer $5 standard tickets and $10 premium tickets from Friday November 30 to Sunday December 2, and there will be a family fun day with a range of activities in the cinema foyer on the Sunday.
To guarantee a lively atmosphere for the whole weekend, there will be free family entertainment from 10am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, and live music from 5.30pm until 8.30pm on Saturday night and from 12pm until 4pm on Sunday.
Visit www.facebook.com/coorparoosquare/ for the latest information on all the 1st birthday celebrations and activities at Coorparoo Square.