WOOLWORTH'S Lucas will open its new-look doors next Wednesday, with manager Kane Williamson promising "an ultimate shopping experience".
The 39,000 square metre, $25 million store is a key tenant of the Lucas Town Centre on Coltman Plaza, along with a medical centre and pharmacy.
"I think customers will be amazed by some of the new innovations," Mr Williamson said.
"No-one would have seen a shop like this in Ballarat for a long time."
Area manager Ross Margach said the store had a unique design, including extra-wide and long aisles, a pizza bar, a stand-alone seafood station, a BWS Liquor Store and a fresh fruit cutting stand.
Shelf stocking is currently underway, with longer life, freezer and dairy products completed and fresh produce to be filled next week.
"We've looked at the demographic of the area and how it fits into the new area," Mr Margach said.
While there are no self-serve registers, there are eight large registers and three express, with disability access also catered for.
"I'm proud of what the staff has achieved so we can be ready to open our doors," Mr Williamson said.
The store has employed 120 local staff, with 170 new jobs created across the Lucas Town Centre.
The supermarket will be opened by Ballarat City Councillor Samantha McIntosh and will include a performance by the St Thomas More Primary School choir.