IT'S OPEN: Rose City newsagency 'bombarded' on day one
ROSE City shoppers were delighted to browse the shelves of a long-anticipated store for the first time when TSG and Newsagency opened yesterday.
Filling the centre's need for a newsagent after being left without one for years, many shoppers at Rose City Shoppingworld, including Tracey Kettle, were happy to see one return.
"A lot of people missed it,” Mrs Kettle said.
"This way you can do everything in the centre.”
Neighbouring shop staff, like Wendy Williams, also welcomed the store and hoped it would bring more passers-by into her own business.
"It's great and sure to offer more foot traffic,” Ms Williams said.
"When Jumpers and Jazz was on we got a lot of people asking where the newsagents were and when we told them it was up the street they would go, 'But where's the one in the centre?'
"I mean, what shopping centre doesn't have a newsagent?”
As patrons hopped in to get their free Lotto ticket syndicate, owner Vince Khatri said he would consider the store's first day a success.
"We have been bombarded by customers since the doors opened at eight,” Mr Khatri said.
The store has hired two staff, with plans to hire more as demand increases in the future.
TSG and Newsagency can be found opposite BrightEyes.