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Iconic Hastings business Hutchinson’s on the move

Date: June 24th 2014

Iconic Hastings business on the move

Iconic Hastings business, Hutchinson’s is to move to a new temporary home. The furniture and flooring company has been located on the ground floor of the Hastings Municipal Buildings on the corner of Heretaunga and Hastings Streets for 54 years.

The Municipal Building is also home to the Hawke’s Bay Opera House and was identified as earthquake prone earlier this year. The owners of Hutchinson’s were made aware of the risk but decided to continue to operate from the building while decisions were made on the future.

Hutchinson’s Directors Hamish Gibbs and Nathan Hutchinson say “Our premises are leased from the Hastings District Council and they were completely upfront with us about the state of the building from the outset. We have never been in any doubt about the strength of our part of the building but we need to move to allow Council to make decisions about how they will go about strengthening the building. The strengthening work is likely to be a major distraction for our valued customers and may cause difficulties for our staff.”

Hamish Gibbs says “An opportunity arose to lease the Kershaws Building in the next block on Heretaunga Street East. As a company we had decided that staying in the top end of Heretaunga Street was preferable to moving further afield and this new location is ideal. There is some fit out work to do, but we are confident that our customers will only notice a small disruption while we relocate. After all, the new shop is within easy walking distance of our current location.”

“We are determined to return to Hutchinson’s corner when the premises become available. This location is well known and we have made it very clear to the Council that we wish to return.”

Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule says “Council is extremely grateful to the management of Hutchinson’s for their support and understanding as we worked through this situation. Their co-operation has helped smooth what could have been a very difficult situation. I am sure their customers will understand the need to move and won’t be unduly inconvenienced.”

Lawrence Yule says “We look forward to working with Hutchinson’s again once the building strengthening work has been completed.”

Hutchinson’s will officially move to their new premises at 226 Heretaunga Street East on August 1st.


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