After 20 years spent mostly in court battles, the Wairau Road PAK'nSAVE in North Shore City will finally open its checkouts today.
Foodstuffs bought the land in 1989 and has been battling to open a store ever since. The scrap started when rival chain Progressive Enterprises challenged Foodstuffs' resource consent by appealing to the High Court.
Foodstuffs' spokeswoman Angela Bull says there has been a lot of customer demand and support for the new store. Construction finished four years ago, but the supermarket has been sitting empty until now.
- Newstalk ZB