‘Finally!’ said one, while another added: ‘Best. News. Ever.’ Said a third: ‘It’s about time. I’m so sick of driving to do my shopping - this new Kmart is going to be heaven.’
The Stafford store, meanwhile, will replace the Big W at Stafford City Shopping Centre, with centre manager Cynthia Gleeson revealing that it’s an exciting move.
‘We know that the trade area is growing in wealth and population, with a strong representation of families and younger people,’ Mrs Gleeson told Your Neighbourhood.
‘Customers tell us that they like the grocery and fresh food experience at Stafford City with Woolworths’ upgrade, cross-shopping at Aldi and an extensive specialty fresh food offer. They also love the enriched cinema experience at Hoyts with recliner chairs and low-cost admissions. We know that our customers want more from their local shopping experience and Kmart will be a strong inclusion to our retail mix.’