Get ready for summer at the Beach Hut during the Whitianga Town Centre upgrade 18 September 2018 Get ready for summer by visiting Lesley, store manager at Beach Hut, a short walk along phase three of the town centre upgrade at 63 Albert Street, Whitianga. Lesley has managed the store for seven years now and offers a friendly, personal service. "We enjoy helping customers choose an outfit, we always want the best for them," says Lesley. Phase two is now open to traffic and we expect to open the parking bays shortly, which is all a little ahead of schedule."With the usual winter slow down along with the drop in foot traffic due to the road closure, we're looking forward to when the fences come down in preparation for summer," says Lesley. "The finished phases look really good, so we're excited to see that happen out the front here." As a family owned and operated business with two stores in the Coromandel and three stores in Auckland, Beach Hut is very family orientated. Lesley and the team invite you to come in and check out their new season fashion arriving next week or grab yourself a bargain with 50% off sale instore now. Check out their website and Facebook pages for further information. Project update Our contractors Dempsey Wood Civil are continuing work on phases two and three of the town centre upgrade which includes Phase two - Monk Street to Hannan Road. Foot path preparation for concrete at corner of Hannon Road next to Whitianga Takeaways. Phase three - Blacksmith Lane to Campbell Street. Reinstatement of sewer pump in main trench. Completion of storm water drainage at Coghill Street. Removal of redundant water service pipes. Continue to cut pavement to subgrade. Commence subsoil drain installation. Commence street light cable and pole installation. Plans for stage two of the Town Centre upgrade, from Taylor's Mistake down through The Esplanade and the playground will happen in the new year. For the pavement plans for Stage Two along the Esplanade we have been in discussion with local businesses and the Mercury Bay Game Fishing Club. The playground work will start in March and the pavement alterations are likely to start in April next year, probably after Easter. For further information pleease visit our project page.