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Whanganui Midweek - 2021-11-24

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Maria Place pop-up space offers dumplings and donuts

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The pop-up space on Maria Place (pictured) is being reinvigorated for summer with two mobile food businesses now onsite – Mini Boss Donuts and Kaykay’s Dumplings. Whanganui District Council’s Town Centre Regeneration project manager, Ellen Young, says she wants to thank the section owners for allowing the Town Centre Regeneration team to activate this space for another summer as it’s another way to bring life and vibrancy to Whanganui. “We want to draw people into the central city to spend time in multiple places around town. When we provide these sort of destinations, research shows people stay in town longer and visit the surrounding businesses as well. “This pop-up space is special because it has the largest pool table in the southern hemisphere. You play it by using croquet mallets to hit miniature soccer balls into the pockets – it’s a lot of fun and a great drawcard for the kids for the upcoming summer holidays,” Ellen Young says.

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