- Jun 30, 2017
- by: Foodstuffs
We reckon it’s the best view in the world, from a supermarket
The good news is that June 28 saw the brand new long-awaited Four Square Tekapo opening its doors to locals and travellers alike, but the great news is that this supermarket has something customers can have for free - and that’s a spectacular view of world-renowned Lake Tekapo.
“Capturing that awesome view in our new location was absolutely part of the design brief,” says Steve Alexander Four Square Group Manager for Foodstuffs South Island. “It was non-negotiable and we think it’s worth it. There will be plenty of people who will be totally captivated by the view of glacial blue water and the soaring mountains. Hopefully they won’t be so distracted that they forget to shop – there’s plenty on offer!”
The new Four Square supermarket is in response to exceptional growth in the famed McKenzie District. Owner -operators Russell and Leslie Jeffries say, “More Kiwis are making the move to live in this heart-stopping part of the world and we have an increasing tide of tourists drinking in the light pollution free night skies at the Mt John Observatory or soaking tired bodies at the local spa after action-packed day. Tekapo has been groaning at the seams trying to cope. We worked closely with the local Council to address the needs of the community with a new store that offers more space, more products and a better shopping experience. We can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction.”
The new supermarket offers a much expanded range with a focus on fresh produce and grocery essentials. “We’re also catering to discerning customers, with on-site barista-made coffee which we know will appeal to locals and travellers alike. The only issue is that on a chilly winter’s day we’ll be hard-pressed to move people out of the store as they drink in the view with their flat white,” says Russell Jefferies.
The Four Square Tekapo supermarket threw open its doors on June 28, 2017, following a ceremony with local dignitaries, fantastic in-store specials and a brief concert from Lake Tekapo School.