It’s not even half completed and already the covered walkway linking Maleny Supa IGA to the carpark at the rear is proving a big winner with shoppers and staff.

Store Manager Sam Davies said the feedback has been great.  “Everyone likes the design of it and many people are stopping by just for a look.”

Staff are receiving comments such as ‘It’s about time’ or ‘It should have happened years ago.’ Front end Supervisor Rahn Stokes said it’s making life easier for ‘trolley staff’ too.  “The new path is much smoother so it helps when bringing a long line of trollies up the hill. The shelter also helps with carry outs in the rain. Our staff won’t get drenched anymore!!”

Business owner Anne Brown of Rosetta Books likes the skylights and is happy that the whole construction was done in consultation with the creative community of Maleny.  “It’s not just a walkway” she said, “It’s a work of art!”

Feng Shui Consultant Richard Giles had a closer look than most.  “I like the practicalities of it,” he commented whilst examining the design information posted along the walkway. “I’m looking forward to seeing what it looks like finished; the colour schemes and how it all fits together.”

Loyal IGA customer Anita Smiley, owner of Maudy’s Restaurant at Witta was full of compliments for the new addition to the store.  “It’s a nice idea,” she smiled “And great to come outside and be undercover.  I do all my grocery shopping at Maleny IGA. Their service is wonderful and this is just another way they’re looking after their customers.”

If you haven’t already, have a peek at the walkway. Better still, take a walk when the sun is out and see the cutout designs in the roof shine their patterns on the path and walls. It’s a delight!

The walkway will be completed soon with even more features being added. We’ll keep you posted.