K Mart coming to town

The possible location of a new K Mart store in New Plymouth.
The possible location of a new K Mart store in New Plymouth.

Low-budget Australian chain K Mart has confirmed it is looking for a location to open a store in New Plymouth.

Rumours a department store would open on Leach Street in the former Countdown supermarket premises were not confirmed by a K Mart New Zealand spokesperson, who said more details would be announced when they were known.

One of the Leach St building's owners, Smith Bros. Trading Limited director Glenn Smith, said the suggestion that K Mart was looking to open in the premises was news to him.

There are currently no resource consents applied for to the New Plymouth District Council in relation to the building.

Taranaki Daily News