Before & After


Below is a ‘before’ image of the existing butcher at Benowa Gardens Shopping Centre.

The tenancy from the opening of the shopping centre had always been a butcher. Subsequent owners of the business would leave their mark building on the existing fitout.

The last owner of the business had done a minor facelift and added new signage before it shut down, but it was hard to disguise that it looked old and tired and in desperate need of an urgent major facelift.

Benowa Gardens Meats
Existing tenancy before our design and the new fitout.


Below is an ‘after’ shot once our new design had been fitted out.

We opened up the front of house making the new butcher more open and inviting. The existing shopfront was totally removed and the front of house area completely gutted to have a clean canvas to work with. It was like an archaeological site, with the floor being many centimetres thick as one floor finish was laid atop another. Jack-hammering up the floor revealed the different layers.

The new design is spacious and provides a clear view to passing foot traffic of all the produce as they walk past and of any specials on the round blackboards.

The recycled brick wall and timber throughout creates warmth and a sense of tradition reminding us of the good old days before supermarkets, when everyone got their meat from the local butcher.

Country Fresh Meats After
Country Fresh Meats in the morning before first day of trade before the shopfront sign has been switched on.


Importance of Good Design

Savvy retailers understand the investment of commissioning an experienced retail designer to help give their business not only a good start but creating a brand that the retailer can only build upon in time.

We provide retail design services to businesses on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Australia-wide.

Feel free to give us a call if you are looking at staring a new retail or food business or need to refurbish your existing tenancy and we can tell you how we can help you.

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