UPDATE: Power restored at Sugarland Shoppingtown
UPDATE 11.45AM: Power has now been restored at Sugarland, no doubt to the relief of Christmas shoppers.
"Big W is now trading as well as all other retail stores," Sugarland Shoppingtown management said.
"Apologies for the inconvenience this has caused and we'd like to thank you all for your patience."
A POWER outage at Sugarland Shoppingtown on Takalvan St has thrown a spanner in the works for Christmas shoppers.
Major retailers including Big W, JB HiFi and Best&Less are currently closed along with the entire food court and a number of other stores, as shoppers crowd retail centres across Bundaberg with the silly season in full swing.
"Sugarland Shoppingtown is currently experiencing a power outage at the end of the centre," centre management stated.
"Big W is currently closed as well as JB HIFI, Best&Less and all retailers in the food court as well as other retailers .
"We're currently working with Ergon Energy hoping to have power restored shortly.
"The Woolworths end of the centre with all stores from Chippindall's down to Woolworths is trading as normal.
"Apologies for any inconvenience caused."
Stay tuned for an update here.