A NEW coffee vendor is set to arrive in Bathurst Chase in the near future.
Sentinel Property Group, the owner of the shopping centre, has confirmed that a kiosk and coffee shop will be added to the line up of stores at the end of winter.
"Sentinel Property Group as the owners of Bathurst Chase are constantly looking to make improvements to the shopping centre and create something new and different to the other retail offerings in Bathurst," Sentinel said.
"Work is currently underway on a new tenancy for a kiosk and coffee shop operator to enhance our food and dining offerings, which includes Pizza Capers and Burgers on Williams. The kiosk is scheduled to open in August."
A large area across from Coles on the upper level, which has previously been used as a butcher and coffee shops, is currently boarded up for construction purposes.
It would be fair to assume this large space would not be solely for the kiosk and coffee shop.
The Western Advocate has previously reported that a government service provider was under consideration for a 500 square metre space within the shopping centre.
In July 2018, Sentinel Property Group managing director Warren Ebert said that he had been negotiating with the government agency for 18 months.
As the agreement wasn't finalised, Mr Ebert was unable to name the government service provider, but he did confirm that it would be a new service to Bathurst and not the relocation of one that already existed in the city.
"It will bring in a couple of thousand people a week into the centre who wouldn't usually come in," he said in 2018.
"They're measuring up to do the fit-out they will do down the track."
In its statement to the Western Advocate last month, Sentinel said it was always looking for new tenants to join the shopping centre.
"Sentinel is regularly speaking to local and national operators interested in taking up tenancies at Bathurst Chase," the statement read.