A redevelopment opportunity in Domain Central in Townsville, gave store owner Armi Bhela the chance to open a convenience-style IGA store and deli.
Mr Bhela currently owns a store at Bushland Beach and said he hoped that many of his current staff will move to the Domain store, following the closure of the Bushland Beach store.
The convenience-style store and self-service deli will also have a sandwich bar and will aim to appeal to consumers looking for fresh food and convenience.
Mr Bhela said he was excited to be opening the store and proud to be an independent retailer.
“Tradies can’t get to a lot of places where they can park easily and get something to eat,” he said.
“At Domain, the parking is very easy.”
Construction at Domain Central is expected to be completed before Christmas.