We reckon it's the best view in the world, from a
The good news is that June 28 sees 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 will throw 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.