Plaza awaits Big W's arrival
BIG W has announced it will open its doors at Redbank Plaza by mid-year, creating more than 140 local jobs.
The company is the latest to join retailers at Redbank Plaza following the centre's multi-million dollar upgrade late last year which welcomed the expansion of Coles and new Aldi, Best and Less, The Reject Shop and Puckles Family Bakehouse stores.
Redbank Plaza's retail shake-up is the response of customer research conducted in 2010.
Centre manager Lee Anderson said Big W was enthusiastic about the new shop, which will take over the space now occupied by Target.
"Our customers have been expressing their desire to see Big W at Redbank Plaza for a number of years, so we were excited when Big W showed keen interest in joining the centre's mix," Mr Anderson said.
"Redbank Plaza's goal is to continually meet our customers' needs and evolve with their expectations."
Mr Anderson said the centre offered an exciting shopping experience for its customers and was the only retail precinct in Ipswich that allowed residents to shop at Coles and Aldi side-by-side.
"Big W's keen interest in being at the centre also highlights the long-term attractiveness and future growth potential of Redbank Plaza, he said.
"(Its) vision suits the direction of the centre, and provides a synergy with the current retail mix, as well as satisfying customer requests."
Mr Anderson said the retailer, which prided itself of offering competitive prices on a wide range of family and home products including brands such as Bonds, Apple, Lego, Mambo, Revlon and Peter Morrissey, would open in the middle of the year.
Target will close its doors at Redbank Plaza at the end of February to make way for the new fit-out.