"The Launceston Store" has thrown open its doors and is open for business today at Launceston Airport. The opening of the new store, in partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail, marks the first phase of completion on the $3.5m terminal transformation project at the airport.
Tailored specifically for Launceston Airport over a 230m2 site, "The Launceston Store" provides visitors and travellers with a high quality, creative, quintessentially Tasmanian retail offer. The store has a strong focus on local produce including Tasmanian gifts, along with gourmet food and wine from the region.
The centrepiece is a 1948 Austin Ute driven straight from the farmers market stocked with local produce!. The store also stocks travel essentials, including newspapers, magazines, books, drinks and snacks along with an in-shop 'tech2go' for tech accessories and luggage.
Paul Hodgen, General Manager Launceston Airport said "I welcome the new partnership with Lagardère Travel Retail, leveraging a leading global travel retailer, which has been able to translate this to a strong local offering, aligning with our goal of introducing a greater 'sense of place', adding a Tasmanian look and feel to the terminal".