Re­pair work at ‘Top IGA’

Pilbara News - - News - Bran­wen Smith

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.

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Ex­mouth’s ‘Top IGA’ will close for three weeks in Novem­ber for vi­tal re­pairs.

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