Work on the FreshChoice supermarket in Prebbleton has begun.
Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall said it is exciting for the community and he has been pushing for a development like this in the area.
“There have been various projects come up that have never come to fruition. Seeing this new player come in and be really excited to get something going is awesome,” he said.
“It will definitely be an asset to the community. At the moment we have to travel to Halswell or Lincoln and there are about 5000 people in Prebbleton now so to have a supermarket the community can walk to is fantastic.”
Prebbleton Properties Ltd owner Grant Hatton is also excited to open the store.
FreshChoice national marketing manager Kristy Abbott said the company is ecstatic to be bringing the FreshChoice brand to Prebbleton.
“We are working hard to get the supermarket open as soon as possible but estimate this could be around April,” she said.
The Fresh Choice will be 1300m2 and the retail facility 420m2. The supermarket will open 7am-10pm, seven days a week. The retail and commercial area is anticipated to be open from 8am-5pm daily.