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New Zealand's Biggest Retail Store Is Doubling in Size to Include Large Furniture Items and a Cafe

It will also feature a full-size three-bedroom showhome.
By Stephen Heard
August 28, 2020
By Stephen Heard
August 28, 2020

Move over Ikea — New Zealand's largest retail store is doubling its floorspace from next week. Found along West Auckland's Central Park Drive, the gigantic blue furniture and homeware store Nido opened the doors to its ground level in June.

In line with Auckland's shift to COVID-19 Alert Level 2, the second level of the 27,000-square-metre building will open to the public on Monday, August 31. While the ground level is the destination to buy up framed prints, scented candles, pendant lighting and flat-pack furniture, the new floor will carry more of the store's 8500 product lines, including a wide range of larger furniture items like couches, dining suites and beds.


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The level is set to offer more than 100 showrooms which have been created to showcase the latest interior styles from around the world. The absolutely massive space also features a full-size three-bedroom showhome fitted-out to demonstrate how the products will look inside a home.

For some sustenance while navigating the huge space there's Nido's new 340-seat Perch cafe, which will also open on the same day. Nido says the cafe will be capable of preparing meals for more than 1500 shoppers.

The second level of Nido will open to the public on Monday, August 31. Find the store at 158 Central Park Drive, Henderson.

Published on August 28, 2020 by Stephen Heard
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