The new $50 million Woolworths development at Kirrawee could be just three weeks away from opening.
From the outside, the project looks a long way from completion, but a Woolworths spokeswoman said they were aiming to open on Wednesday June 23.
The Flora Street shopping centre will be anchored by a full line Woolworths supermarket, and there will also be a Dan Murphy's store, a barber, cafe and nail bar.
There will be 250 car parking spaces, with 50 at ground level and 200 in the basement, with travelators and a lift.
Work began in May 2020 on the project, which will see Woolworths go head to head with Coles and Aldi across the road in South Village shopping centre.
The project will create about 200 retail jobs.
It is eight years since Woolworths began buying up properties, occupied by old factories and workshops, in Flora Street.
Two development applications were knocked back and another withdrawn before the company succeeded in gaining approval.
An earlier proposal included an upstairs childcare centre.
Woolworths regional development manager Tony Pratt said last year he assumed the company would have sought to be part of the South Village development.
"I am not sure why it ended up with Coles going there, but I think it will actually turn out better for us," he said.
"Our's will be a stand alone and a little bit out of the centre."
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