Redbank's Big W gets crowds in
THOUSANDS flocked through the doors of the new Big W within hours of its opening at Redbank Plaza yesterday.
The store, which has created 100 local jobs for Ipswich residents, is the latest development in the shopping centre's recent retail shake-up.
Big W store manager Matthew Cattell said the grand opening had been well received by the public.
"We are proud the opening of Big W sees us welcoming so many new people to the company from the local area, providing a first step on an exciting and fulfilling career in retail," he said.
"Redbank is a growing area and it is great to grow with the community."
He said Big W, located in the space previously occupied by Target on level two, stocked more than 60,000 different products.
Redbank Plaza centre manager Lee Anderson said customers had an opportunity to win a Volkswagon Polo. The customer competition runs till August 10.
The opening of Big W comes as the centre unveils its newly refurbished food court and retail additions, including Ravz Indian cafe and All Breads.
The changes follow the centre's multi-million dollar upgrade late last year which included the expansion of Coles and a new Aldi, Best and Less, The Reject Shop and Puckles Family Bakehouse stores.