READY TO FLY: JB Hi-Fi employees Mathew Mog, Matt Hankin and store manager Troy Stanley have been busy for weeks preparing the new outlet at Orion.
READY TO FLY: JB Hi-Fi employees Mathew Mog, Matt Hankin and store manager Troy Stanley have been busy for weeks preparing the new outlet at Orion. Ashleigh Howarth

Orion's new arrivals stocked up and on Target to open

THE $154 million Orion Stage Two development continues its drip openings with two major tenants welcoming their first customers tomorrow.

Unlike its grand opening more than eight years ago, the second stage development is being opened in stages

A few weeks ago Coles opened its giant supermarket, last week the Event Cinemas turned on the projectors and tomorrow retail giants JB Hi-Fi and Target will open their doors

There might be a lot of familiar faces working in the stores, with the majority of staff having been hired from the Greater Springfield region.

A total of 46 new employees have been signed on by JB Hi-Fi, while Target has welcomed 86 team members.

Construction is set to wind down in the coming weeks at the centre as more businesses begin stocking their shelves ahead of their own grand openings.

The list of retailers set to open in the coming weeks include Ally Fashion, Ice Design, Athlete's Foot, Australian Geographic, Ollie's Place, Q&A Nail Bar, Springfield Jeweller, Robins Kitchen, Chemhouse Pharmacy and The Source Bulk Goods.

Orion Springfield Central centre manager Melanie Hodge said another range of fashion choices would be among the wave of specialty retailers to open in March.

"I can't give you names yet, but we are excited by the level of commitment and the fashion brands that are coming to Orion," she said.

The new Town Square dining precinct will also come to life and provide an array of restaurants and cuisines including Guzman Y Gomez, Nandos, Grill'd, Beach House Bar and Grill and Chocolateria San Churro.

"Town Square will be open for dinner and will be the perfect complement to a night out at the new Event cinemas," she said.

"Our focus is on making Orion Springfield Central the heart of this community."



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