Four months out of the action and not over yet

WHEN: An artist's impression of the Rose City Shoppingworld redevelopment.
WHEN: An artist's impression of the Rose City Shoppingworld redevelopment.

THE Rose City Shoppingworld food court development has taken months longer than originally expected, and those still to open their doors say they are feeling the financial pinch.

Earlier this week, the Rose City Carvery reopened after almost four months out of business.

Kebab Zone owner Jim Kebir has been waiting 17 weeks to reopen his popular food outlet. Last week Mr Kebir was asked to wait a further five weeks.

"It's been frustrating, our savings are being drained through rent and bills," he said.

"And Warwick misses us and we miss our customers.

"If I could go and open up today I would in a flash."

In March, the Daily News reported that Mr Kebir had been told his store would be closed for six to eight weeks.

On Tuesday the Daily News contacted McConaghy Group with nine detailed questions regarding the food court, inclduing the reason for the delays, ,new shops, public feedback and the possibility of providing remuneration for impacted tenants.

Yesterday McConaghy Group provided the following statement in response to the questions:

"McConaghy Group has completed the difficult expansion phase works to Rose City Shoppingworld's food court, with Rose City Carvery, Donut King, Red Rooster and Warwick Sushi all open for trade.

"The current seating arrangements are an interim step. The nature of the refurbishment requires that completion of final seating and shop fitouts are expected progressively."

Mr Kebir claims a mistake in construction had set the works back from the start.

"They put a wall where a door was supposed to be," he said.

"The council had to get involved and the plan and project changed again.

Mr Kebir said the new shop would be smaller and dearer.

"But it is exactly how we want it and we are now a Kebab Zone franchise.

"I was paying leasing fees, but head office understands the issue and has allowed me stop while we wait to open the shop."


Topics:  mcconaghy group rose city shoppingworld

Date nights under $50

ACCORDING to The Bachelor falling in love involves helicopter rides, private jets, shopping trips, and we mustn’t forget the hot tubs.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

Homewares stores to fulfil your Instagram dreams

No Caption

You too can become an Insta-star with these fab stores.

Top 10 Brisbane experiences to cross off your bucket list

Do yourself a favour and get amongst the food truck scene. Eat Street is a great place to start.

A GOOD bucket list doesn’t have to span continents or cost millions.

Six mega sporting events you need to be at this year

Don't miss all the action trackside this season.

IF THERE is one thing Brisbane does damn well, it’s play host.

Six reasons to get to Brisbane this Autumn

The Brisbane Powerhouse has free comedy on Friday nights.

AUTUMN has to be up there with one of the best seasons of the year.

The best things to do in Brisbane are FREE. Yes, FREE

Mt Coot-tha is a seriously gorgeous way to start your day.

HEADING to the big smoke doesn’t have to come with a big price tag.

McCulkin jury may consider manslaughter as an alternative

Vincent O'Dempsey.

"We know that he's a jealous, violent man,” the court heard.

Council moves into confidential sessions

NEW PROJECTS: Southern Downs Regional Council has been given almost $3 million through the Works for Queensland funding.

Councils are allowed to discuss matters in a closed session

Second drink driving charge in two weeks

Warwick Court House

His licence was immediately suspended

Local Partners

Rebel Wilson says she didn’t have to lie to make it

I’M not glamorous, but that doesn’t make me a liar: that’s the message from Rebel Wilson on her second day in the witness box.

All bets on Judah to win battle to become the Voice

Judah Kelly from The Voice.

Judah Kelly is the clear favourite to win the competition.

Kim Kardashian slammed over Manchester tribute

Kim Kardashian's tribute to Manchester didn't go down well

Top Gun 2 movie is happening, Tom Cruise confirms

Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie Top Gun.

TOM Cruise delights fans with announcement on Sunrise.

The first Baywatch movie reviews are in

From left, Jon Bass, Alex Daddario, Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera in a scene from the movie Baywatch.

Critics were less than impressed.

Boyfriend loses it over sex lie

Stacey Louise’s sex lie destroys her relationship.

SEVEN Year Switch’s Stacey told a fib about her sex life.

Why Crowe’s thankful for those ‘bulls**t’ rumours

Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin in 2007.

Crowe and Terri Irwin have been dodging dating rumours for years now

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!