LABASA'S first-ever shopping mall will be opened at the hub of the northern town tomorrow with a total of 10 shops to operate under one complex.
The family-owned business known as the "Northwinds Plaza" cost Paul Jaduram Investment Limited close to $1million. Company managing director Paul Jaduram said the shops would be open for business operations tomorrow but the official launch of the mall would be organised at a later date.
"This is a double-storey complex and the Centre Point Hotel is situated on the upper floor with 12 rooms while the shops are based on the ground floor," Mr Jaduram said.
"We spent about $200,000 for renovation works before the shops were rented out to interested business bodies.
"Such investments will not only rake in a lot of money for the northern economy but also give an opportunity for people to trade in different shops under one roof," he said.
Mr Jaduram said they had their sights on other major investments to boost their business operations.
"This is a major transition for the people of Vanua Levu because it's going to be the first of its kind to be based on the main street," he said.
Some shops at the complex include Rachael's Coffee Shop, Shoes and Sports, Praveen's Hair Salon, Enjoy Restaurants, Remix Clothing and Exotic Electro Movie World.