The first event of a new initiative intended to attract attention to Governors Square was successful, according to the plaza’s owner and developer, Bobby Bodden.
The first event, billed Summer Nights at the Square, took place last Thursday evening. Mr. Bodden said the idea was to have the events on a regular basis.
‘We’re in the first half hour of the event and it’s already a success,’ he said Thursday in the crowded Tortuga Liquors retail shop.
In addition to live music played by the two-member Rumrunners band, the event featured a cooking demonstration at Bon Vivant; a fashion show by Funky Monkey; free samples of foods and drink provided by Prime, Tortuga Liquors, Perk Up and TCBY; and summer special from other retail outlets in the plaza.
Mr. Bodden said Governors Square was more than retail shops.
‘We’re on a mission to become a one-stop shopping centre,’ he said, noting there were a large variety of tenants in the plaza in addition to the many retailers.
Those tenants include restaurants, a bank, a law firm, an accounting firm, a real estate company, corporate managers, fund managers, captive insurance managers, an engineering firm, and even the newly opened Baptist Health Centre. In addition, Governors Square offers a conference facility, Mr. Bodden said.
Although Governors Square in not fully occupied, Mr. Bodden said he expected it to be so by Christmas.
‘We have five fit-outs that we’re doing and we’ve had multiple discussions for the space that’s left.’
Mr. Bodden said a fine home furnishings store was one of the fit-outs currently under way.