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By PHILIP CHANDLER Coming on top of Covid border closures, some retailers fear an impending dig-up of Queenstown’s town centre could put them under. Council’s about to start a $60 million CBD street upgrade — a ‘shovel-ready’ project it’s co-funding with...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A popular Arrowtown restaurateur’s put her business on the market as she’s done her dash. Shammi Sandhu’s had the town’s only Indian restaurant, Mantra, since 2006, but has been in local hospitality since ‘94, when she opened Queenstown’s former...

Rent holidays called for

By PHILIP CHANDLER A long-time Queenstown restaurateur believes businesses like his that've been forced to close due to Covid-19 deserve a rent holiday "because our turnover is zero". Blue Kanu co-owner Grant Hattaway's suggesting they pay no rent for three months then,...
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