Burgess IGA in Nagambie is set to undergo a multi-million dollar expansion and redevelopment this year.DIANE GRANT January 22, 2014 4:32am
An artistâ€™s impression of the completed multi-million dollar development of the Nagambie IGA. On the left is the new north-facing supermarket entrance, with specialty shops along the right.
Nagambie’s Burgess IGA is set to undergo a multi-million dollar expansion and redevelopment this year, which is expected to create more than 24 extra jobs for the region.
Work has already begun on the High St development, with a carpark expected to be completed on the adjacent vacant block in March, and building works expected to begin at the supermarket in April.
Burgess IGA owners Mark and Michelle Burgess said they believed Nagambie would grow in coming years, with newcomers adding to their customer base of regulars, holiday makers, tourists, and businesses.
‘‘There will be plenty of changes in the name of progress and we are willing to undertake this venture to modernise for the future,’’ the husband and wife team said.
When the extension is completed, it will create an additional 24 full-time, part-time or casual jobs to manage the store.
The supermarket’s floor space will increase from 1160
The front door will stay in its current location for a couple of months, and will then move to the north side of the new extension, near the car park.
Mr and Mrs Burgess said the development would aim to give customers more variety, a larger range of goods at competitive prices and wider aisles.
Mr and Mrs Burgess moved to Nagambie in 2001, and their family has been an integral part of supporting community groups, individuals and businesses.
They opened their grocery store in the same year and moved to the current site in June 2003.
Mr and Mrs Burgess thanked their customers in advance for their patience, support and perseverance, especially for the months ahead when there will be disruptions to everyday business, which may cause difficulties for all concerned.
They ask customers to bear with them as they undertake this massive project redeveloping the store and nearby retail shops hopefully before November.
The development will mean some temporary changes to stock locations, but customers are encouraged to ask staff where products can be found.
Mr and Mrs Burgess also believe their new-look supermarket could attract other businesses to trade beside their modern, new store.
‘‘So, we are building a retail block of shops on the right side of the car park, and already expressions of interest for setting up new shops have been made, with more future ones in the pipeline to come in,’’ Mrs Burgess said.
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