A new Four Square has opened its doors in Albert Town, just outside of Wanaka. The store is part of the new commercial hub that also includes a restaurant and bar and various retail stores.
“We’ve brought on six staff to help run the new store as well as several more for the busy summer season, when there’ll be more people in the area including holiday makers at the campground over the bridge and those going to the Wanaka Rodeo up the road,” said Co-owner Julie Sinclair.
While co-owner Cam Sinclair noted that for Albert Town locals and visitors alike, the store means convenience. “Now they don’t have to get in their cars and drive ten minutes into Wanaka just to buy a hot meal, cold beverage, morning paper or lucky Lotto ticket. Instead many will be able to just walk down and see us, and for those further afield there’s enough carparking for everyone to share.”
The Albert store will include all the favourite departments, including produce, butchery, bakery and seafood, food-to-go including hot chicken and pizzas, and Lotto. The store will also stock an extensive range of beer, wine and cider.
The new store is the 65th Four Square in the island. “Four Square stores are our ‘big little’ supermarkets that really come into their own in villages like Albert Town, with a generous size, two checkouts, and all the essentials in one place,” said Four Square group manager (South Island) Steve Alexander.
“We know there is good demand and support for a modern grocery store in the town, and I’m looking forward to visiting and seeing it become a new focal point for the Albert Town community.”