NEW STORE: Kim Turner and Dean Huby are excited about the new Dick Smith store in Gympie Central which opened yesterday.
NEW STORE: Kim Turner and Dean Huby are excited about the new Dick Smith store in Gympie Central which opened yesterday.

Dick opens new store

NATIONAL company Dick Smith launched a new store in the Gympie Central shopping centre yesterday and area manager Chris Ryan is brimming with excitement.

"I was very excited to be involved with the re-launch of the Dick Smith brand here in Gympie," he said.

The new-look store is one of only 10 nationwide to boast the fresher décor and new-brand image.

Mr Ryan said the company was eager to expand on the new generation changes in the Gympie store, the décor of which was just a small part.

"We'll be offering seven-day trading in our new store, and will be open late on Thursday nights too."

The 300sq m store will also feature several brand new lines, including an entire counter dedicated to fitness gadgetry, a new tablet bench and extensions to existing ranges in the TV and laptop departments.

Some of the best news is that the store is currently open in the two locations, so there are now seven new jobs created.

While yesterday's opening was what Mr Ryan described as a "soft opening", he hinted at the possibility of a big opening sale within the next few weeks with some "hot offers" to be had.