Thursday, June 13, 2024

Highlighting Howick Village

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Marbled is one of a number of new businesses to open in Howick Village. Times file photo Wayne Martin
  • By Ken Scott, HVA chairman

It is spring and a time to look ahead.

The Howick Village Association’s executive committee and invitees are part way through preparing a strategic plan for Howick Village for the next three-five years.

This is a planning process for the economic development of Howick Village.

On working through this, it has become increasingly clear that we have a fabulous village and shopping precinct.

Over recent times we have seen additional new businesses that are part of wider franchisee systems come to Howick e.g. Flooring Xtra, Stihl, Apt Collections, BarberShopCo and Majestic Tea Bar.

We have also welcomed new owner operators – Baby HQ, Tremor Audio, 101 Design, Brave & Be, Marbled, Alpha Time and Village Wholefoods Cafe to name just a few.

These new additions to our range of businesses all speak wonders about the confidence that their owners have in the ongoing viability of Howick Village.

This is at a time when numerous strip shopping precincts are seeing increasing numbers of empty shops. Why?

We are fortunate to have a tremendously loyal local community that has supported our businesses through the very challenging times of Covid over the last two-and-a-half years.

Our business community will forever be grateful for that support.

We have a beautiful backdrop to the village with the magnificence of the Hauraki Gulf offering vistas from many spots in town.

The village continues to be a safe, clean and dynamic shopping centre, well-suited to all the family.

We have our Village Association, the principal group focused on bringing fun community events and enhancing the vibrancy of the village.

So before you go anywhere else, take a trip to Howick Village.

You will find an extensive range of specialty stores along with a multitude of cafes, bars and restaurants where you can dine alfresco to take in the ambience that is our Howick Village.

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