New look Foster’s coming to West Bay

| 19/10/2008

(CNS): The Grand Opening of Foster’s Food Fair IGA’s newly renovated and expanded store at Republix Plaza in West Bay will take place at 10:00 am on 22 October. The first phase of this new shop covers over 20,000 square feet which the firm said will meet the growing demands of the population of West Bay.

The second phase of the expansion is expected to be completed in December and will add another 8,000 square feet bringing the total floor to slightly larger than 28,000 square feet. Foster’s said that shoppers visiting the new Republix Plaza store will notice many of the sameamenities they have come to expect from Foster’s Food Fair IGA stores.

The new Republix store will have expanded fresh meat, seafood, dairy, produce, grocery, personal care, general merchandise, hot deli food bar, pasta and breakfast bars and 12 cash registers for fast and easy check-out. In addition Republix Plaza will also offer a Cayman National Bank ATM, Western Union services and wireless mobile top-up services for Cable and Wireless and Digicel.

The Republix Plaza Store décor will be similar to that of the Airport Center, the Strand and Countryside Shopping Village stores and will maintain a similar layout. In addition the new store will continue the tradition of promoting local photographers with photographs taken by Courtney Platt, Patrick Broderick and Sheree Ebanks.

Fosters said the exterior of the building will see a new main entrance to the supermarket relocating to the western portion of the newly expanded section. With this, additions and revisions are also being made to the parking lot with the increase of more spaces and the relocation of the main drive entrance also being moved to the western portion of the parcel of land.

Foster’s Food Fair IGA opened its first store on 10 December 1980 with less than 6,000 square feet of retail space and fewer than a dozen employees, today it has grown to 5 stores with more than 116,000 square feet of retail space and over 500 employees.

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  1. Submitted by Anonymous says:

    I trust that the parking in the new Republix store will be sorted out, as it stands it is very frustrating trying to get in and out of there, and I live in West Bay and shop at Republix.


  2. Marek says:

    Shout out to Woody Foster… your Father would be proud. I was honestly thinking about moving to the Savannah area but with all the great changes happening in West Bay… I am staying right where I am.

    For those who are interested, if you look at the lot directly beside Fosters (on the left as you are facing the store) you will notice that the land there has recently been cleared.

    This IS NOT part of the Fosters improvements. CNB bought that land and they are building a new branch there.




  3. Anonymous says:

    This is a great project for West Bay and Thanks Foster’s Food Fair IGA for providing this to the residentsof  The " Republic" of West Bay :).