Luke’s IGA was forced to open well before the advertised time of 10 a.m. owing to the crowd of prospective customers outside their doors. The new supermarket was very soon awash with bargain hunters welcoming the new supermarket to the Bellvista Estate.
There were some great specials going and many residents swooped on them to fill their cupboards and freezers prior to Christmas. Residents were also invited to get their IGA Community Club cards entitling them to an annual cashback on their total purchases for the year.
The supermarket checkouts were flat chat and their were freebies available to all. It took a little time to get through the checkouts but no one seemed to mind. Other local shops especially the bakery was also supplying ‘samples’ and some tired shoppers used the Bakery area to sit and grab a coffee.
Many residents took the time for a chat with others. Everyone seemed enthusiastic to having a wonderful supermarket here on the estate. This will be great for residents as the trek into Caloundra to get to a Supermarket isn’t a pleasurable experience during the Christmas Holidays when Caloundra swells with an influx of Christmas visitors and holiday makers.
Another business situated in Bellvista Market Place wishes to pass on its sincere thanks to the residents who popped in to express their regret over an incident which occurred to their business over the weekend. Some alert residents contacted the police who were on the scene quickly but just not quick enough. Eye witness descriptions of a vehicle and possible offenders were passed on to the police and there is CCTV footage as well. Police enquiries are continuing.
“The support from local residents has been exceptional and we wish to extend to them a huge thank you”, was a comment made.
Residents are asked to report any suspicious behaviour around parklands, the lake area, the shopping complex or anywhere else on the estate to the Caloundra Police on (07) 5439 4444.