Store opening Thursday

Photo: ODT files
Photo: ODT files
The doors of Queenstown's new Warehouse store will open on Thursday.

The Five Mile retail centre store has a floor area of about 3900sq m, about 25% bigger than the Remarkables Park store on the other side of Frankton Flats.

The listed company, New Zealand's largest retailer, has added 12 full-time equivalent jobs in Queenstown and the opening hours have been extended an extra four hours. The opening hours will be 7am to midnight.

Queenstown store manager Mark Dooley said the old Warehouse closed on Sunday

``It's gone relatively smoothly moving our stock from one store to another.

``We had to condense it up [at Remarkables Park] but we tried to keep as big a range as we could without affecting our customers.

The extra space has been dedicated to a garden centre, apparel and footwear, including changing rooms, and promotions area.

In a statement, The Warehouse chief executive Pejman Okhovat said: ``We have invested considerable time into the newest Queenstown store, and the Five Mile location offers customers improved flexibility and convenience to shop at a time that suits them.''

The first shops at Five Mile opened in October 2015. The first stage contained Countdown, Briscoes, Rebel Sport, Warehouse Stationery, Number One Shoes and the now defunct Dick Smith Electronics.


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