Coromandel Town main street upgrade on the home stretch 11 December 2019 Christmas is just around the corner, and so is the completion of the main street upgrade in Coromandel Town. (Pictured above - The great NZ santa run in Coromandel Town last weekend) The roundabout will be marked and functioning in time for Christmas, with the cobble stones being installed before Easter 2020, in conjunction with some other minor finishing touches to the main street, including gardens and landscaping. Last week Downer, our contractor for the project, stabilised areas of the main street with soft subgrade. The base course for the road has been laid and compacted, ready for the chip seal this Friday. The asphalt will be laid next week, from 6pm - 6am starting Monday 16 December, weather permitting. The road marking will also be completed in the evening from Thursday 19 December to minimise the impact to road users and businesses. The road will remain open during this time, but there will be no parking, so the contractors can spray the lines. "We would like to thank the local businesses for their patience and cooperation and to the Downer team members for attending the stakeholder meetings and providing weekly updates," says our Council's manager for the project, Steve Bremner. The next project meeting is Wednesday 18 December, 9am at Umu Cafe, 22 Wharf Rd. For more information on the project visit our project page. Coromandel Liquor King say cheers to the main street improvements (Pictured above - Coromandel Liquor King) Every week we’re profiling a local business affected by the town centre works. This week we caught up with Coromandel Liquor King, at 35 Wharf Rd. Sue Ngamane manages both Liquor King stores in Coromandel Town and Tairua and has been keenly watching the main street developments. "Although the process has been inconvenient, the contractors have been amazing. Whenever we had a delivery they would stop what they were doing and let us unload while they would work on something else," says Sue. "I think the new roundabout will be great for the peak visitor period and will make our town look nice." Sue is a Coromandel local and has been managing the Liquor King in Coromandel Town for over 15 years. She loves the easy going lifestyle and being close to family. "I appreciate the fact that I get to work and live from my tūrangawaewae, the place where I am from. The thing I like about Coromandel Town is that when you move here, the town changes you," says Sue. "I like the community aspect, and being here for so many years means I know everyone, and every individual here makes life interesting." Visit the Coromandel Liquor King for great service and competitive prices ahead of Christmas. They are focusing on gifting options with a variety of purchases from $20 to $120 with gift bundles available.