NEW LOOK: Plans for the new entry to the IGA shopping centre include stair and ramp access.
NEW LOOK: Plans for the new entry to the IGA shopping centre include stair and ramp access. Contributed

REVEALED: What the new Kingaroy IGA will look like

KINGAROY IGA will be getting a fresh, modern look and, in time, will be become a one-stop shop for customers.

However, Kingaroy IGA store manager Trace O'Neill said a renovation of this size was a slow process.

"It's going to take some time, and there is going to be some inconvenience to our valued customers, and I do apologise for that," Mr Trace said.

The IGA expansion will include a cafe, bottle shop and chemist attached to the supermarket.

"It's just a much more updated, modern look," Mr O'Neill said.

"This is the first time I've been involved with a renovation to this scale, I'm looking forward to the end product."

 

The modern look planned for the plaza of the new Kingaroy IGA complex.
The modern look planned for the plaza of the new Kingaroy IGA complex. Contributed

The additional shops will increase the shopping experience of IGA customers.

"They can drop their doctors script off first, and then do their grocery shopping," Mr O'Neill said.

The store manager said he was very happy with the plans for the finished renovation.

"I just want to make it a more pleasant place for my customers to shop," he said.

One of his main priorities was making sure there would be a new, safer entry to the store.

"I want to make it easy for my customers to enter the store - the zebra crossing issue will be fixed," Mr O'Neill said.

 

The view of the new Kingaory IGA shopping complex from the street, showing the entry to the store further away from the road.
The view of the new Kingaory IGA shopping complex from the street, showing the entry to the store further away from the road. Contributed

Workers on the site have been focussing on groundwork first.

"It's just a slow process at the start," Mr O'Neill said.

Kingaroy IGA will be running specials from this Friday in an effort to apologise for any inconvenience the upgrades cause loyal customers.

These Kingaroy-only specials will continue on Tuesdays.

"Just keep an eye out on our weekly specials in the Tuesday edition of The South Burnett Times, these reno specials are for Kingaroy only," Mr O'Neill said.

 

The floor plan for the Kingaroy IGA expansion shows where the new chemist, bottle shop and cafe will be found.
The floor plan for the Kingaroy IGA expansion shows where the new chemist, bottle shop and cafe will be found. Contributed
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