Look but don’t touch is a ruling that most stores abide by, but that rule will go out of the window at the Clever Kids grand reopening.
Clever Kids, who have recently changed ownership, are moving to a much larger store in the heart of Tauranga at 28 Grey Street.
New owner Peter Felhofer says the previous owner decided to retire earlier this year, and he was informed by their supplier that they were looking for someone to take over the business.
“They called me and said we need to keep this type of shop going in Tauranga,” says Peter, “because there’s nothing else like it around, and because I’ve already done it in Whangarei and Pukekohe, we’ve just stepped in by doing the same for Tauranga.”
He says Clever Kids will continue to offer educational and mind-engaging toys, books and performance material, but will have a broader range of products, more staff and more product expertise in areas such as special needs and education.
“What we do different in our store compared to other retail stores is that we very much encourage a hands on shopping experience, especially for younger customers,” he says.
“We are all about engaging the mind, helping children develop and helping to keep adult brains sharp. We even have a good market with the elderly.”
The grand reopening will be on Monday, October 8, from 10am at 28 Grey Street. There will be a range of school holiday activities across the week including games, construction competitions, puzzles, arts, crafts and more. New products will also be available to look at.