Drakes’ New Lightsview Store: Fresh Jobs, Unique Food Hub

Drakes Supermarkets marked the official launch of its latest outlet on October 18, 2023. This addition nestles within the newly constructed Lightsview Village Shopping Centre in Lightsview, South Australia, representing a $30 million investment.

Designed to revolutionise the shopping experience for more than 5,000 locals in the northeastern part of Adelaide, the store unveils many products, a revamped food section, and groundbreaking features. Among these attractions are The Little Kitchen, offering custom-prepared hot dishes and salads, and Nonna’s Pasta, which promises freshly made pasta in-store. Not to be missed is the much-loved F’Real thick shake machine. The supermarket also caters to international palates with a unique aisle brimming with worldwide delicacies, alongside a comprehensive delicatessen.

John-Paul Drake, Director of Drakes Supermarkets, expressed enthusiasm about venturing into Lightsview and the broader impact of this move. “Our entry into this new complex is thrilling, not just for presenting our distinct products and services to Lightsview residents but also for fostering job creation locally. By welcoming 100 individuals into our family, we’re contributing to the neighbourhood’s economy and promising our patrons the utmost in service quality,” he remarked. He added that store manager Chris, an 18-year veteran at Drakes, is eager to contribute to this vibrant community along with his staff.

Occupying more than 3800 square meters, the Lightsview Village epitomises innovative planning by South Australia’s own Lofty Building Group and has garnered multiple accolades. Its location is no less strategic, at the bustling crossroads of Fosters Road and Folland Avenue, serving as a nexus for nearby suburbs like Lightsview, Northgate, and Hillcrest.

Drakes Lightsview stands out with its inventory of over 20,000 items, steadfast in its commitment to endorsing regional vendors, providing top-tier fresh goods, and prioritising customer satisfaction. Festivities surrounding the Grand Opening are scheduled for Saturday, October 28, comprising promotional giveaways, a sausage sizzle, complimentary children’s face painting, mobile coffee services, and fairy floss treats.

Drakes Supermarkets is a family-run chain that boasts 66 locations spread across South Australia and Queensland. As Australia’s foremost independent grocery consortium, Drakes employs more than 6,000 individuals and consistently backs regional producers, agriculturists, and community initiatives.

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