STOCKLAND has welcomed more than 100,000 visitors since opening the latest stage of the Green Hills’ development on Thursday.
Shoppers were keen to see the 50 new stores on offer when doors officially opened.
About 51,000 arrived on Thursday, followed by 35,000 on Friday, and almost 45,000 on Saturday.
Stockland Green Hills centre manager Chris Travers said theweekend was a success.
“Green Hills has been a hive of activity since our grand opening last Thursday, with local shoppers, foodies and families making the most of the new fashion retailers, eateries and inclusive play spaces,” he said.
“We’ve been celebrating our newly transformed centre with special events and festivities that have included giveaways, fashion parades, entertainment and music, and have been blown away by the enthusiasm shown by the local community.”
To celebrate the opening of new dining precinct The Courtyard, Stockland hosted a Garden Party, which included music, food tastings, giveaways and a light show on their new LED trees.
“The celebration was an overwhelming success, with tens of thousands of local residents and families turning up to help us mark the occasion,” Mr Travers said.
“Green Hills has been developed with the local community in mind, and already we can see it transformed into a fashion, food and family entertainment hub that offers something special for everyone.
“We’re so thankful to the community for their support throughout the redevelopment and hope they continue to enjoy their new Green Hills shopping centre.”
This isn’t the first time the Green Hills development has created a buzz.
The launch of Stage 3 in November smashed previous attendance records, attracting a similar sized crowd to the latest unveiling.
Thursday’s opening – which brought the total number of retailers in the centre to 220 – was dubbed the final stage of the $414 development.
But, there is still much more to come for eager shoppers in the region.
Earlier this month, fashion giant H&M confirmed they would launch their department store at the centre on May 17.
The two-storey, 2,300 square metre store will be a similar size to the only other Hunter H&M at Charlestown. Peter Alexander, a new Dotti and Pizza Hut are among other shops set to arrive in coming weeks.