POPULAR liquor chain Dan Murphy's is set to open its doors in Delacombe this week, much to the delight of many adult shoppers for the the start of the festive season.
Touted opening day is Thursday, which The Courier has confirmed with workers and Delacombe Town Centre developers. The chain did not wish to comment but a quick online search for the store's opening hours suggests Thursday is the day.
Shelf stocking is well-underway.
H.Troon developing managing director Steve Troon said it had been a busy time for the growing centre with works on the McDonald's and BP service station well underway across the road. Both are expected to open early in the new year.
This has been testing the patience of surrounding residents in the fast-growing suburb and surrounds with traffic delays along the Glenelg Highways and Wiltshire Lane to accommodate the builds.
Homegrown pet giant PETstock's DTC opening is also imminent. PETstock has been busy putting finishing touches on its new standalone store near Bunnings.
Homemaker store Bed R Us has also staked its spot in the Bunnings side of the DTC, near party place I Love This Shop.
Easy Street Car Wash started sparkling and polishing while Nature's Fresh Juice Bar fired up its blenders to announce their openings at DTC at the weekend. This follows popular doughnut stop and bakery Bake and Grind launching its new base at the shopping centre last month.
Mr Troon promised more popular food brands were on their way as the centre draws closer to completion.
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A Starbucks with a 7-Eleven is on track to be operating next to Dan Murphy's by Easter.
Mr Troon said what had started as a project out in paddocks really was feeling like a town centre for the new suburb and the city's booming western growth.
DTC opened in September 2017 with flagship tenants Woolworths, Kmart and Showbiz Cinemas among 30 founding traders.
The highly-anticipated Bunnings - one of Australia's largest Bunnings stores - has offered a big boost to the centre's trade since its opening in mid-July.
Set on a 6.5-hectare block, DTC was created from an initial $33 million transformation for the area, which is expected to house as many as 12,000 residents by 2030.
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