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The Brickworks ushers in new era of dining at LynnMall

Auckland shoppers have flooded in to LynnMall shopping centre following the opening of The Brickworks, LynnMall’s new premium outdoor dining lane and entertainment precinct.

Visitor numbers to the New Lynn shopping centre have grown by almost 30% year-on-year as Auckland’s north-west takes advantage of The Brickworks’ exciting food offer, all of which opened on 5 November.

Visitors can now delight in a range of cuisines, from pizza and pasta at Goode Brothers, woodfired-BBQ treats from Cleaver & Co, coffee offerings from Shakly Isles, popular contemporary Japanese bistro Wagamama, sushi bar Meso, Vietnamese restaurant Hansan and Turkish/Greek fusion food purveyor Bodrum Kitchen.

And there’s still more to come. On 26 November, LynnMall will proudly end New Lynn’s 14-year absence of cinemas with the opening of Auckland’s first Reading Cinemas. The eight-screen complex will house a state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos surround system in its 400-seat TITAN cinema, and offer a combination of blockbusters and arthouse fare.

LynnMall Shopping Centre Manager Lauren Riley said the opening of The Brickworks comes at a great time for the local region, the growth of which has promoted demand for superior dining and entertainment options.

‘In our view, The Brickworks will become the hotspot for locals to enjoy city-style dining, conveniently close to home. And, with LynnMall neighbouring the New Lynn Transportation Centre, it’s an easy train or bus ride from surrounding suburbs,’ said Ms Riley.

The construction of The Brickworks is the result of Kiwi Property’s $39 million investment into redeveloping the centre, which is New Zealand’s longest operating enclosed shopping mall.

The Brickworks, as the name suggests, has a brick facade that commemorates New Lynn’s heritage and aligns with the historic nature of LynnMall, which first opened its doors in 1963. The bricks were brought to the centre from the site of one of the oldest bakeries in Hastings, where it is believed the ovens were gas-fired. The bakery was converted to a panel beaters’ workshop before finally being demolished and its bricks given a new life at The Brickworks.