Amart Sports prepares to open in Bundy
AMART Sports is headed to Bundaberg and preparing to open next week.
An Amart Sports spokeswoman yesterday told the NewsMail the store would open on Thursday.
Inside the store a team of staff were yesterday kept busy unpacking boxes and stocking shelves.
The construction side of the refit is now finished with the final touches of stock to make the store open ready.
The new sports store is located on Johanna Blvd in the building previously occupied by Aussie Living.
The Amart Sports spokeswoman told the NewsMail the store had eyed an opening in Bundaberg for some time.
"Amart Sports has been very interested in finding the perfect location in Bundaberg for many years," she said.
"They are a business that began in Queensland in 1976 and have always had a desire to open stores across the state and especially in regional areas."
The spokeswoman described the Bundaberg store as its "missing link" in Queensland.
"For Amart Sports who have stores in Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Amart Sports have a desire and passion for being able to bring the best sports brands and the best prices to the local community," she said.
The spokeswoman said the store would employ more than 20 staff.
"All team members have been sourced locally," she said.
She said the new store would be of average size compared to its 54 stores in its Amart Sports network.
"And will include the new Goldcross Cycles store in store concept," she said.
"Amart Sports is set to become a part of the local community through a range of community programs."