THE building which used to house Warehouse Stationery is now home to outdoor adventure store Torpedo7.
Staff members were excited to open the doors to the public at the start of this week.
The 1200sq m store, on Invercargill’s Leven St, will feature a specialist onsite bike and snow workshop.
Regional manager Tama Taura said there was a clear demand to establish a shop within the region.
“We have a lot of Southland customers who have previously had to shop further afield like in Dunedin or Queenstown.
“So to bring the store to Invercargill, we know people have been waiting for it.”
The team was excited to open after about six months of planning and preparations.
“The last three months has been more urgent to try to reach the deadline of opening.”
The newly recruited staff members were predominantly Southlanders with varied and wide knowledge of the outdoors, he said.
Chief operating officer Garth Sutherland said Invercargill was a hotspot for outdoor activities.
“We’re excited to be opening our first store in Invercargill just ahead of Christmas.
“Our team has been working hard to bring our huge range of outdoor adventure equipment to town, so locals can easily get the gear they need for an epic summer ahead.”
- Torpedo7 will be open seven days a week, from 9am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 5pm at weekends.