NightOwl opens in Brisbane’s CBD

By Sarah Stowe | 29 Oct 2015 View comments

Brisbane’s CBD has a new NightOwl franchise, opened recently in one of the city’s key growth areas.

Franchisees Jeff and Elaine Martin have set up shop at 400 George Street, close to Roma Street train station, the law courts and police headquarters, as well as other new commercial and residential developments.

Jeff Martin said “I looked carefully at the potential in this location and saw how incredible it was. This part of the CBD used to be so run down and it has been completely rejuvenated.”

The North Quarter or the Law Precinct of BrisbaneÕs CBD has undergone a massive transformation, connecting the CBD with the Roma Street Parklands. Nearly $2 billion has been spent on constructing new commercial and residential buildings and it is estimated more than 50,000 people will pass through the precinct every week.

Martin said his team will be taking full advantage of those opportunities. “Our aim is to become the flagship NightOwl store,” he said. “WeÕve got great staff and a real point of difference with our competition, offering competitive pricing and the kind of service that encourages our customers to keep coming back.”

The Brisbane CBD store brings the NightOwl group store count to 59 stores across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Australian owned and operated, NightOwl and its franchisees operate 59 stores across Australia, employing more than 500 casual and full-time staff. The first NightOwl Convenience store was opened in 1975 and the business was franchised in 1986.