Big-ticket items for the internal fit-out of the new Koroit IGA supermarket will come from as far afield as South America.
Koroit IGA director Mick Daly said international cargo was on its way as the multi-million dollar development enters its final stages.
"We have freezers coming that are made in Venezuela," Mr Daly said.
"They have been transported by road to Mexico and then shipped to Australia. They are on the water at the moment and will then be in quarantine for two weeks before coming to us."
Much of the refrigeration and shelving is in place in the new store but the latest COVID-19 lockdown slowed progress.
"With the restrictions on how many we can have on site and the wait time on some bigger equipment, we have slowed to a crawl," Mr Daly said.
"We are still hoping for an opening in November but the actual date is pretty fluid at this stage.
"But we are thrilled with the way the build has gone, Mick Hearn and his crew have been fantastic.
"It's been great to have such a high-quality operator, and a local as well."
While the supermarket site is making significant progress, both internally and externally, Mr Daly joined forces with Moyne Shire Council to kickstart the Koroit streetscape project.
Rather than replace the footpath at the front of the new supermarket with asphalt, Daly's have contributed $40,000 to help a bluestone footpath be laid.
The shire has contributed $260,000 via the federal government streetscape program to cover the cost of the upgraded footpath.
"This is a really good initiative from council and the Koroit Progress Association to use this opportunity to improve the Koroit streetscape," Mr Daly said.
"For us it is great to be able to be partners in something like this which will have such a benefit for the Koroit community."
The project includes a 66-space carpark, which just needs line marking before it is completed. It will take pressure off Commercial Road, which has limited street parking.
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