The echoes of tenants past were heard last week when this old McKenzie logo was found on a door being removed from the old Countdown space. The Countdown space was originally McKenzies and opened in November 1970.
It originally had doors opening to the north, where the Mall is now, and to the south, onto the concrete area at the end of the existing library. The Levin Mall opened a year later, in 1971. McKenzies later became Woolworths and then much later, sometime after 1991 it became Countdown.