ASHCROFT’S Supa IGA in Peisley Street is set to completely transform subject to council approval, but its face-to-face service model is set to remain the same.
Self-service checkouts will not be part of the $3 million refurbishment, which owner Ian Ashcroft said followed customer feedback.
“After 30 years of business, it’s like the oldest child and we wanted to maintain great service – it’s our point of difference,” he said.
The refurbishment will completely transform the outside of the building, replacing the pebbled concrete with a combination of timber, sandstone and metal cladding.
The supermarket’s refrigeration units will be replaced and the fresh food sections will be combined, allowing customers to access the bakery, deli, vegetable and meat sections at once.
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“The outside is quite tired so we’re modernising it to fit with where Orange is going,” Mr Ashcroft said.
Orange City Council will consider the development application on Tuesday night, with staff recommending approval.
Mr Ashcroft said work could start as soon as Monday and hoped to be complete in mid-January.
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