MIND YOUR BUSINESS: Alceon sold on Orange City Centre

THE Orange City Centre has been sold to the Alceon funds management group for $48 million.

Alceon purchased the Orange centre and the Gippsland Centre in Sale, Victoria at the same time.

The latest acquisitions follow Alceon’s pro-active approach, backed by former Babcock and Brown boss Phil Green, to acquire shopping centres. The deal was brokered by Simon Rooney of Jones Lang LaSalle.

The Orange City Centre, which comprises Myer and Big W, along with 30 speciality stores, will continue trading as usual through the transition to settlement.

Kate Jones at One Nineteen

KATE JONES is preparing to open her new business, on the corner of McNamara Street and Moulder Street, called Kate Jones at One Nineteen.

It is another exciting development for the area, with Kate’s great reputation in the local food industry.

There will be two aspects to the business, a cafe that will become a restaurant on weekends, and a catering service.

The cafe will open from Monday to Thursday from 7.30am to 4.30pm, and later for the restaurant service on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

The modern cafe will open soon and the restaurant will open on March 27.

Janette joins Styled at Goldilocks

JANETTE Mackie is the new face at Styled at Goldilocks in Warrendine Street.

Janette is an experienced hairdresser who has been styling hair in Orange for 36 years.

She worked at James Warwick Hair Salon in Byng Street, before going on to own the business for a short time.

She owned her own salon, Around the Corner Hair Salon for eight years.

Working with Goldilocks owner Maria Byers is nothing new for Janette.

“We worked together some years ago,” she said.

“I’m sure this next period in Maria’s Salon will be a pleasant environment, working with clients who will feel very comfortable.”

Janette will  also work alongside Troy Sargent and Greg Byers.

Exciting new Venue for city centre

VENUE Cafe Bar will be ready to open its doors early next month at the Anson Street entrance to Orange City Centre.

Owner Ash Lyons said the Orange project had been almost two years in the planning.

“We are very excited as we already have a number of Orange residents who come to our cafe in Bathurst,” he said.

Mr Lyons says the decor would be ‘modern chic’ with an antique/industrial theme and would open seven days a week, in line with Orange City Centre shopping hours, with a morning opening time of 7am.

Opening at the same time, adjacent to Venue Cafe Bar, will be the YoYoBa, which Mr Lyons says is a product the city has never seen before.

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