Are you the sort of Newtownian that thinks at 11pm “I need some blah, better duck off to Newtown IGA” ?
Well as of tonight that might be a thing of the past. 🙁
In my jaunt off to Newtown IGA tonight I found it closed and someone scrapping off the IGA logo from inside the windows. Looks like it is now a Franklins. That’s what the new sign hanging from the awning says anyway.
I wonder what the new stores opening hours will be? I saw the old list of times coming down, but didn’t hang around long enough to see what the new times are. I hope they don’t change.
The other question being will the supermarket change what they stock, becoming part of a major chain again? IGAs are given an amount of flexibility in what they stock, more organics in Newtown and a store in Enmore has a good range of Asian vegetables. Will being a Franklins make their stock conform to a set list, or will they still be able to choose a variation suitable for the stores location?
I only wish I had a camera on me to take pictures of people scrapping the IGA logo off windows.