Hundreds lined up to be one of the first shoppers to grab a bargain at the new Kmart store in Narellan Town Centre.
People were buzzing outside the store with their wallets in hand. As the roller doors opened, a stream of people rushed into the store eager to check out the range of items.
Grasmere resident Heidi Flood said she wanted to be at the opening to experience the atmosphere.
“I wanted to tell people that I came to the opening. I love Kmart because it has a lot of variety,” she said.
Lisa Taylor and her daughter Hannah came to the opening to take a sticky beak at the new store.
“I bought a dress for my other daughter and a headband for Hannah,” she said.
“Kmart has good prices and selection. I always spend too much in Kmart.
“We live in Harrington Park so this new store will save us having to go down to Campbelltown. This store will be a regular shop for me.”
That sentiment was echoed by Narellan Vale resident Kay Burns who said she was dying to have a Kmart store in Narellan so she didn’t have to fight Narellan Road to go to Macarthur Square.
“I always love coming to store openings. Kmart has good value for money.
“I will be coming to Narellan Town Centre regularly. There are a lot of good new stores I am interested in visiting and the centre has plenty of parking.”
Leppington resident Kane Mistry took a day off work to be one of the first people to shop at the new store.
“Kmart has a good range and good prices. I am excited it is now open,” he said.
Spring Farm’s Louise Sparkes-Howarth had been waiting outside KMart since 7.15am.
Her family eagerly followed the Town Centre’s construction and loved what they saw this morning.
“We’ve been watching the building, my son Jonathan loves the diggers,” she said.
“We were counting down for today’s opening.
“I think it’s really great that there’s a specialty bookshop, plenty of kids and adults as well aren’t reading books as much anymore. They’ll definitely be getting some of my money.
“The meat, the fresh food and vegetable, everything looks fantastic.
“I think the design is great, everything looks fantastic.”
There will be children’s activities at the town centre for the rest of the weekend.
The downstairs restaurant precinct is also set to open soon.
Eateries include Hurricane’s Grill and Bar, Max Brenner, Sasuki, Sushi On Fire, Nandos, Guzman Y Gomez and the Village Bar.
Check out all the stores in the town centre here.