FLASHBACK: From plans to reality at Mann Central

After four years of planning and hour upon hour of stocking shelf, Mann Central Shopping Centre’s Coles and Kmart are putting the final touches on their displays ahead of Wednesday’s opening.

Take a first look inside the stores here.

The new stores will feature a Border-first olive bar, flat-bread cooker and all the latest stock. 

Both stores will be having grand opening on Wednesday, with doors open to the public at 8am for customers at Kmart and 9am for Coles customers

Coles’ Brett Wells said 108 staff transferred from the old High Street store, and 32 new staff were hired. 

While Kmart hired 140 new staff members with another 10 transferring from other stores.