Repair work at ‘Top IGA’
Exmouth IGA is going to make the most of the traditionally quiet month of November by closing for three weeks to carry out permanent repairs to damage caused during cyclone Olwyn in March.
Exmouth has two IGA stores, and what is known as “Top IGA” near Kennedy Street will close from November 1 while “Bottom IGA” near Maidstone Crescent will service the entire grocery needs of the town.
It is anticipated that Top IGA will reopen on November 23.
Exmouth IGA owner Jocelyn Lee said the repairs were for damage to the roof of Top IGA during cyclone Olwyn and would include a new ceiling.
She said Bottom IGA would be well stocked and staffed to cope with the extra demand.
“Bottom IGA is good, ready to go, and will be open from 6.30am to 7pm, seven days a week,” she said.
Ms Lee said she was confident of the ability of one supermarket to service Exmouth’s food requirements during this time.
She said with no prior war ning following Cyclone Olwyn, Bottom IGA successfully provided for Exmouth’s food shopping needs while temporary repairs were carried out on Top IGA.
“This will be with plenty of preparation in what is traditionally Exmouth’s quietest month of the year,” she said.
The temporary repairs carried out immediately after Cyclone Olwyn ensured Top IGA was able to trade throughout the busy winter season, reducing inconvenience and impact on customers.
Exmouth’s ‘Top IGA’ will close for three weeks in November for vital repairs.