Virginia Black, Suffolk Park
Congratulations to Azzura Investments and Wingate Property who have sold Mercato for $120 million, they must be laughing all the way to the bank.
This building was always going to be a white elephant. Having a two-level supermarket is not convenient. It’s a known fact that shops and restaurants on an upper level do not do as well as those on street level.
The design of this building was wrong, and town planners at Byron Council should know these facts and not have allowed this disaster of a building to happen in the first place. This whole area could have been used in a more efficient way to include the shops that are still there. Not enough thought was given to this special area.