By Luke Voogt
A new supermarket has opened at the $1 billion Armstrong Creek Town Centre creating 78 local jobs.
The store’s manager Paul Clark, who has worked at Coles for 22 years, was “thrilled” with the new shopping complex and the opportunity to support local jobs.
“We hope Armstrong Creek residents will love the brand-new store,” he said during the opening on Wednesday.
“It’s incredibly exciting to be officially opening the doors and share the much-anticipated store with the local community, while also creating 78 new jobs.
“There’s ever-increasing demand for convenient shopping solutions across greater Geelong and I think our new store is the perfect solution for [that].”
The supermarket opened alongside other stores as part of stage 1 of the new shopping complex and town centre, according to Wel.Co, the developer behind the project.
“We are pleased to welcome Coles to its new home at the newly developed Armstrong Creek Town Centre,” Wel.Co managing director Andrew Welsh said.
“No doubt locals will enjoy the convenience of the new retail precinct just 10 minutes from the surf coast in one of the fastest growth areas in the country.”
The shopping destination features a new town square and more than 400 parking spaces.
The Coles Armstrong Creek supermarket officially opened to shoppers at 9am on Wednesday. The store is open daily from 7am to 10pm.
The new supermarket features a market-style produce hall, a new open bakery with freshly flipped flat bread, a gourmet deli with olive bar and expanded cheese selection.