The IGA supermarket at Emu Park has its doors shut. Photo Austin King / The Morning Bulletin
The IGA supermarket at Emu Park has its doors shut. Photo Austin King / The Morning Bulletin Austin King

Public outcry is heard loud and clear by IGA boss

WHEN the people of Emu Park spoke, Bob Soang heard them loud and clear.

The doors of Drake's IGA Emu Park will be open for business this Sunday following a public outcry over the weekend when customers were greeted by a "closed" sign due to complications with Sunday trading compliance.

But Drake's IGA national general manager Mr Soang urged the residents of Emu Park and surrounds not to fear and said arrangements were in place to ensure shoppers would be seeing the smiling faces of IGA staff instead of closed doors this Sunday.

"We will have all of our ducks lined up and will be open for business on Sunday," Mr Soang said.

"We have approval from the Attorney-General's Department for an extension on our Sunday trading application process and we will be open this Sunday."

While the Emu Park supermarket was only closed for one day, Mr Soang said the response from the local community was overwhelming.

"The support from our customers has been amazing and I'd just like to thank the community for their support," Mr Soang said.

"We are amazed by all the emails, calls and letters we have received; it's a true testament of Queensland community spirit."