It didn’t take long before Maitland’s newest kid on the retail block had the cash registers ringing.
Maxi Save opened the doors to what’s hoped to be the first store of many, in Elgin Street, Maitland on Friday.
Shortly before 9am eager shoppers started to peer through the windows keen to be the first inside the former Sam’s Warehouse building.
The supermarket opened with little fanfare but at the end of the day had secured a lot of fans.
Shoppers started to filter into the store shortly after it opened and by all accounts, trade on Friday and over the weekend was a success for the fledgling company.
Maitland City Council approved a development application for the store earlier this year.
Maxi Save spokesman Kieran Rogers said the business is owned by a Newcastle-based family and the long term plan is for Maitland to be the first of many Maxi Save supermarkets.
Mr Rogers said the business carries all supermarket lines from fresh produce to meat and other food and household groceries.
He said the supermarket itself will sit on 1500 square metres of space. It employs 30 people made up of full-time and casual staff and will have five checkouts.
Maxi Save supermarket will compete with nearby Woolworths at Pender Place and Aldi in Riverside Plaza.