Ex­cite­ment at open­ing of new Wool­worths store

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

HUN­DREDS of people poured through the doors of the new Air­lie Beach Wool­worths store when the rib­bon was of­fi­cially cut on Tues­day night. The 2000 square me­tre state-of-the-art store, cost­ing $19mil­lion to build, will now of­fer more than 50,000 gro­ceries and prod­ucts to the people of Air­lie Beach.

Tues­day’s open­ing event was at­tended by Wool­worths rep­re­sen­ta­tives from across the state as well as lo­cal dig­ni­taries in­clud­ing Whit­sun­day MP Ja­son Costi­gan, Whit­sun­day Deputy Mayor Andrew Will­cox , Whit­sun­day Coun­cil­lor Jan Clif­ford and and Air­lie Beach Cham­ber of Com­merce act­ing pres­i­dent Philip Lars­son.

Of­fi­cial pro­ceed­ings in­cluded per­for­mances by the Cannonvale State School choir and speeches from Wool­worths area man­ager Kylie Sandow, state man­ager Michael Baty­cki and Air­lie Beach store man­ager Dar­ren Rusk.

“Wool­worths property has been work­ing for five years on get­ting this property here and I am de­lighted with the store we are pre­sent­ing you tonight,” she said.

Mr Baty­cki said it was an un­der­state­ment to say that Wool­worths was proud of this lat­est store, which he de­scribed as “one of Aus­tralia’s most mod­ern su­per­mar­kets”.

Mean­while, Mr Rusk used the oc­ca­sion to present cheques of $1000 each to the Cannonvale State School and Whit­sun­day PCYC.

“I be­lieve our com­mit­ment to the lo­cal com­mu­nity will keep the town abuzz for many years to come,” he said.

OPEN FOR BUSI­NESS: Whit­sun­day MP Ja­son Costi­gan, Wool­worths area man­ager Kylie Sandow, Cr Jan Clif­ford, Queens­land's state man­ager for Wool­worths Michael Baty­cki and Air­lie Beach store man­ager Dar­ren Rusk, Deputy Mayor Andrew Will­cox, cel­e­brated the open­ing of the new Air­lie Beach Wool­worths store on Tues­day night.

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