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Steampunk Surfers Paradise set to open in Surfers Boulevard following JLL deal

New venue is leased in the heart of the iconic entertainment precinct

Australia's first authentic Steampunk-themed venue will call Queensland, and more specifically, Surfers Paradise home, following a deal negotiated by JLL Leasing Executive, Ryan Chandler. 

Steampunk Surfers Paradise is preparing to open its doors in the coming months with the finishing touches being made on the vintage-styled 550sqm premises. Described as Victorian-era science fiction, Steampunk is a subculture focusing on retro-futuristic inventions inspired by the steam-powered industrial period of the 19th Century.

The new venue is leased in the heart of the iconic entertainment precinct, 3113 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, also known as Cavill Lane, for a five-year term with an additional five-year option, beginning late February 2017.

Expanding their Australian presence, co-owner and Tasmanian hospitality operator, Grant Rodgers will officially launch the concept in Queensland; sighting the Gold Coast as the perfect location, being the heart of the tourism industry.

Mr Chandler of JLL Gold Coast said, "The Gold Coast currently appears to have a low vacancy rate - lower than what the market has experienced in recent years with less options for prospective tenants available to lease. Rents are getting firmer and incentives are decreasing."

"With tourist numbers showing good growth, injecting money into the region and encouraging further development, more interstate operators and franchises are looking to the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast retail leasing market is entering a period of growth ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games." 

Strategically located in the heart of Surfers Paradise and nestled among Hilton's dual towers, Cavill Lane brings the highest level of sophistication in retail offerings in Australia's most dynamic hot spot. Cavill Lane's arcade style atrium is adjacent to the iconic Hilton Hotel and is only metres from the Gold Coast's light rail network.