In the market for a fresh new look

An aritst’s impression of the new Taylor Road entrance.
An aritst’s impression of the new Taylor Road entrance.

Tills have been relocated to the carpark side of the shop to make way for the liquor store, which will be moved to the front of the 24-hour business.

Owner James Kelly, who also owns 2nd Avenue IGA, said the last major refit was 13 years ago when he bought the business.

Mr Kelly said he and wife Rita sourced new energy efficient fridges from EuroShop in Dusseldorf, the biggest retail trade show in the world, in February this year.

‘We were trying to find something innovative to introduce to supermarket retail,’ he said.

Mr Kelly did not want to reveal too much about the changes because he enjoyed ‘the element of surprise’ but said there would be a big emphasis on new uniforms for staff along with a new deli section and bigger kitchen.

The refit is expected to be completed in December and the IGA will remain open while work takes place.