Watergardens expansion nears opening

Zone Bowling will undergo a colourful upgrade.

Tate Papworth

A $50 million transformation of Watergardens town centre is a step closer to completion.

The centre has announced eight new tenants to tie in with the street-style dining concept which will be the centrepiece of the new ‘Marketplace’ section.

The new line-up includes Lebanese eatery Cedar Bakery; Old Man Pho; 300 Modern Greek; Calavera; and cult favourite Cannoleria

The Marketplace is also set to welcome popular chain 8bit Burgers; Angie’s Kitchen; and Hero Sushi.

Centre manager Joe Galea, said there would be a true cross section of food on offer.

“Our food traders have a story to tell, and there’s a real connection to community and family values,” he said.

“We’re always thinking about the way real people in our community like to come together, and this street-style vision will create a welcoming, outdoor market-style space, but inside – it means we can welcome customers at all times of the day no matter what the Melbourne weather is like.

“The Marketplace will become the epicentre of casual dining here in the north-west, changing the way our community experiences eating out and bringing a raft of brand new food offerings to Watergardens.”

It’s not the only section of the centre to enjoy an upgrade.

Zone Bowling is under renovation and will re-open as a dual Timezone and Zone Bowling entertainment centre.

To celebrate, the centre is hosting an opening extravaganza on April 3 and 4 between 10am-3pm.