Woolworths Moorabbin

Where: Cnr Redholme Street & South Road Moorabbin
Hours: Mon-Fri 7am–12am, Sat-Sun 7am–12am.
Phone: 9223 5885
In-store Services: ATM, Fresh Seafood, In-store Bakery.

Head to the Woolworths Moorabbin store on any given Saturday and you could be forgiven for thinking you have stepped into an urban street front supermarket. Buskers regularly keep customers entertained at the store’s undercover entrance points and if you’re lucky, you might even catch a sausage sizzle or face painting for the kids.

Store Manager Anthony says this is something he has helped to foster saying he only has two prerequisites, “They need to be able to sing and they are not to hassle the customers”. It all adds to the community vibe of the store, which in its hey day, was the second busiest in Victoria.

Regular customers include those from the neighbouring businesses around Taylor Street and Central Avenue as well as police from nearby Moorabbin Station, one of the larger stations in the area.

The recently installed fresh sushi stand, instore bakery and large deli provide some lunchtime variety for workers keen to avoid the dreaded bain-marie. 

Words and photos by Carli Lidonnici