An artist’s impression of the David Jones store proposed for the Sunshine Plaza.
An artist’s impression of the David Jones store proposed for the Sunshine Plaza.

Big brands reveal their plans for the Sunshine Coast

WHILE a much-requested Sunshine Coast David Jones store will open in Spring 2018, Sunshine Coast residents will have to wait a bit longer before they see some other big brands hit the Sunshine Coast.

David Jones have confirmed they will open their first Sunshine Coast store at Sunshine Plaza as part of the shopping centre's $400 million dollar redevelopment and in time for 2018's spring sales.

It might be a little bit longer though until the Sunshine Coast sees some other big names open up shop.

Swedish clothing retailer H&M recently opened a new store in Toowoomba but have said they have no plans to expand on the Sunshine Coast.

"Unfortunately, there has been no plans of any new stores opening up on the Sunshine Coast. If anything does change, we will be sure to notify our customers through our social media outlets,” an H&M media spokeswoman said.

It was a similar response from popular Spanish clothing retailer Zara.

"There is no confirmation at this stage that Zara is expanding to the Sunshine Coast,” a media spokeswoman said.

Chocolate-lovers will also have to continue to drive to Brisbane to get their Max Brenner fix as their media team said they weren't looking to open a store here "at the moment”.

"But keep looking out for us as we are always expanding,” they said.

It was better news for burger enthusiasts as one of Queensland's most popular burger brands, Burger Urge, was ready and raring to open a Sunshine Coast store.


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