Picture: Chief Executive Officer for The Co-op, Graeme Longmuir stands with Construction Director, Mark Smeaton. Photo & article courtesy of The Leader newspaper.

The Co-op has appointed local builders, Ahrens, to build the new Mitre 10 store in Nuriootpa.

“We are thrilled to have been awarded this construction project in our local community. Having been part of this region for over 110 years now, it’s a fantastic opportunity to work locally and employ local contractors to help us deliver this project.” – Mark Smeaton, Director – Construction, Ahrens.

Slated to be one of the largest Mitre 10 in South Australia, this store has been built with the locals in mind.

Store Manager, Terri Hollenberg, said, “We have listened to our customers, our tradies and our members, and we are building a store that will meet their needs.” “It includes a state of the art trade centre, large garden centre, and a huge range of hardware designed to satisfy even the most discerning of customers,” she said. This store will also be the latest “Sapphire Store,” which is only awarded to stores that reach the highest standards of design, range of product and operations nationally.

Currently there is only 10 other premier Sapphire across stores in Australia.

The new Mitre 10 store is part of the larger shopping centre redevelopment for The Co-op.

“The Co-op aims to create over 200 new jobs for the region with the new redevelopment” says Graeme Longmuir, “we know that these store will help achieve this and make our community a vibrant place to live.”

The new Mitre 10 store is planned to be open prior to Christmas.