Meet the local retailers at Altona Gate

Our local businesses are the heart and soul of our centre. They’re the people behind your delicious daily coffee, fresh cuts of premium meat, immaculately steamed work shirts, and carefully curated looks. We’re here to share the stories behind some of the hard-working retailers at Altona Gate.

Get to know our local retailers as they share their stories so that next time you drop in to support their business, they’ll know you’re here for them too.

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Meet Amer

Comb over Amer’s career and you’ll find a long history of happy customers.  Amer is the new owner at Tik Tok Barber and he has been cutting, trimming and grooming for 28 years.

“I love making people happy and look stylish and confident.  I enjoy chatting about my customers’ day and seeing them happy with their new haircut” says Amer.


Meet Natasha

Natasha Barbas is a new arrival at women’s clothing store Elm Lifestyle in Altona Gate but she’s more than comfortable having a good yarn with shoppers.

“We have the best customers! They are so lovely, friendly and interesting – some have shopped here for years. Their stories about old Altona and the bygone shops is fascinating and really shows the growth of the area and how the centre is catering to current trends.”


Meet Melissa

Melissa Ho is crunching the numbers and hoping she can make her customers’ dreams come true. The owner of Lucky Lotto in Altona Gate knows how life-changing a windfall can be. 

“My customers are always so friendly. I’m looking forward to selling that division one ticket to one of the lucky ones one day!”


Meet Mehmeet

Spend a minute with Mehmeet and you’ll discover he’s proud and passionate about fixing people’s problems. Local and loyal customers are the key to his success.

“The community support at Altona Gate is fantastic. Everyone is very friendly and supportive. Happy customers make the job enjoyable and fun.”

Read mehmeet's story

Wanting more? We’ve got so many wonderful retailer stories to share!

Over the next few weeks, you’ll get to meet some more friendly faces behind Altona Gate. Stay up to date and sign up to our database for more.