Dan Murphy’s uncorked in Armstrong Creek

November 19, 2021 BY

Wel.Co general manager of developments Andrew Ashwood, Woolworths Group development manager Andy Lin, and Endeavour Group property development manager Frank Ciccone and Wel.Co managing director Andrew Welsh inside the new Dan Murphy’s in Armstrong Creek. Photo: JAMES TAYLOR

DAN Murphy’s Armstrong Creek, which is part of Stage 2 of the Armstrong Creek Town Centre development, has opened its doors.

The store at 458-498 Torquay Road is the 254th Dan Murphy’s in Australia and is 1,400sqm in size.

“The whole team is excited to be part of this major development in Victoria, and we look forward to servicing the ever-growing community in this beautiful part of the world,” Armstrong Creek Dan Murphy’s store manager Anthony Rotella said.

“We are in total 23 team members who are ready to welcome customers, and we are all locals.”

Dan Murphy’s Armstrong Creek, which officially opened on Friday last week, has almost 5,000 different products to choose from, including hundreds of different gins and a local wine range.

“We have over 100 different wines from the Bellarine Peninsula and Greater Geelong wine regions, and we’ve placed them near the store entrance so customers can easily discover them and support these incredible local producers,” Mr Rotella said.

“Once COVID restrictions ease further, we are looking forward to hosting customer tastings and will be working with local wineries, distilleries and breweries on providing these experiences.”

Dan Murphy’s Armstrong Creek has been fitted with solar panels to reduce the store’s environmental footprint and cut energy costs.

Dan Murphy’s is part of Endeavour Group, and the company announced last month in its first Sustainability Strategy that it was committed to reducing its environmental impact, including sourcing 100 per cent renewable electricity by 2030 and having net zero emissions by 2050.

“We get a lot of lovely sunshine here, so it’s great that we are making good use of it. Almost 20 per cent of Dan Murphy’s stores across the country are now switched to solar,” Mr Rotella said.

The store also has LED lighting throughout to help reduce energy consumption, and the fridges create less carbon dioxide.

In the parking area, there are four electric car charging stations for customers to use.

“Torquay and the surrounding areas attract many visitors every year, so it’s great to be able to provide those who choose to travel in a sustainable way a place to recharge – literally,” Mr Rotella said.

Built by Wel.Co, the Armstrong Creek Town Centre also includes KFC and Hungry Jack’s stores, which are located next to Dan Murphy’s and opened about a month ago, in stage 2.

Wel.Co founder and managing director Andrew Welsh and general manager of developments Andrew Ashwood toured all three stores on Friday last week.

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