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Lords Place business is on the move

August 26, 2023

The new location for DG Cycle Co. Copyright: Orange News Examiner.

By Peter Holmes

The empty shop next to Stan's Food Bar at the top of Summer Street has been leased, with new tenants due to move in over coming months.

DG Cycle Co will shift from its current Lords Place north shop next to Overlander Indian Restaurant into the premises, which formerly housed Orange Baby Kingdom (now online only).

A screenshot from the DG Cycle website showing its range of bikes.

The move will mean a bigger premises for DG Cycle Co.

Parking outside the new shop is 30 minutes, however the car park at The Village on Summer is just metres away.

The building (green trim) when Orange Baby Kingdom was a tenant. Google Street View.

Barbecue joint Elwood's relocated recently from its Lords Place south premises into the former Great Western Hotel on the corner of Kite and Peisley streets.

Walk on Wheels also moved to new premises, however state MP Phil Donato has taken its spot.

The 424-square-metre site of the former McCarthy's Pharmacy remains empty more than a year after the chemist was renamed and relocated from Lords Place south to The Village on Summer.

The controversial $1.58 million (originally $1.4 million) renovation of Lords Place south has left many businesses complaining about lost trade. [Read more of our extensive coverage of the Lords Place redevelopment here.]

DG Cycle Co is not located on the south side of Lords Place. Its move is believed to have more to do with greater space and a prominent position with increased foot traffic. The shop is currently located behind a building, meaning poor vision from Lords Place north.

The vacant premises next to the forthcoming DG Cycle Co shop once housed Ron Boulton Marine and Cycles.

More than three years ago a development application was lodged with Orange City Council to build a multi-storey hotel on the site. According to designs released at the time the development would have been built around space currently occupied by the likes of Stan's and Birdie Noshery.

In a statement in June 2020 Orange City Council said: "The Orange community will shortly welcome the city’s newest main street hotel development with a commercial value of over $35 million to the local economy.

"The proposed development, features a 4 star 98-room international hotel, a family focused bar and brasserie, outdoor cinema and pool, alfresco dining and retail outlets to cater for both the community’s needs and visitors."

At the time council said it was due for completion in 2024.

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