Hurstmere Road is receiving a style injection. Not one giant shot, but steadily, and with care, gradual inoculations against suburban shopping/dining mediocrity have been administered to Takapuna’s arm and this summer it appears that what’s been created is a rather robust retail beast.
The magnetism of this main strip is attracting premium brands, celebrated restauranteurs and quality retailers. This spring has witnessed the arrival of Gucci, for example, to the relocated Fifth Avenue Diamond Experts which, after 40 years in Shore City, has returned to its original home of Hurstmere Road. They wanted to join the party that’s happening on the promenade, and the luxury brand wanted to join them.