Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Business in Rotorua : a Then & Now project

From : Rotorua Public Relations Office, Tourist Guide c1969

Business in Rotorua
Then
Details
Now
The Old Grand

This was Rotorua’s old picture theatre. It was also used as stables, a cabaret, a skating rink and a furniture store.
Robert Harris Café

1205 Tutanekai Street
Durrants Super Value

(Located at the north end of Tutanekai Street)

First major supermarket in Rotorua.
Do you have a memory about this business? Come in and tell us your story.
Arawa Wine & Food

(106 Tutanekai Street)

Atticus Finch

(1106 Tutanekai Street - Dwyer Building)
The Palace Hotel

Originally at Ohinemutu (corner of Lake Road & Ranolf Street)

It was moved to the corner of Tutanekai and Arawa Streets
Do you have a memory about this business? Come in and tell us your story.
Sheaf’s Pharmacy

(272 Tutanekai Street)
Proprietor Douglas E. Sheaf, operated from 1928 to 2003. Following the closure of Sheaf’s, this location housed McKenzie Fashions (closed in 2015).
Jubilee Café Deli

(1202 Tutanekai Street – Jubilee Building)
C. A. Clark and Sons
(located on Tutanekai Street)
An aerated drink factory, that was located on Tutanekai Street for 66 years.
Do you have a memory about this business? Come in and tell us your story.
Café Royal

(48a Pukuatua Street)

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Odeon Theatre

(1132 Tutanekai Street)
Built on the site of the old St James Theatre. The Odeon was originally to be named the ‘new’ St James Theatre.
It opened on 21st March 1966 and closed 23rd September 1993. Owned and operated by Rotorua Civic Theatres Ltd, c1940…

"Incorporated in the Odeon Theatre building are 8 shops, originally the idea was to create a ladies shopping  area with such shops as clothing, chemist, hairdresser, and cake retail" Excerpt from Daily Post. 18 March 1966
Destiny Church
Arjays Maternity Wear

(68 Hinemoa Street)
This shop was located next to Wickett’s Drapers.
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The Kensington

(Fenton Street)
An eatery
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Rotorua Printers

(47 Haupapa Street)
Opposite Bryce’s Buildings where it was in c1940. The Commercial Printing Dept. moving to this site by 1957 and here it stayed until 2006.
Lakes Prime Care Radiology
RM Transport & NZ Rail/Road Services. (Northwest corner of Hinemoa and Tutanekai Streets


Royal Court Apartments

(Hinemoa Street)