Big W fans aren't waking up to good news this morning.
For almost 40 years, the retail chain has lured locals with unbeatable deals and colourful home wares, but today has announced it will be closing, with the final day of trading scheduled for 15 April 2018.
As their lease was slowing coming to an end, they began negotiations with the landlord, but unfortunately didn't reach an agreement and the lease on this site was offered to another business.
"The local community in Griffith have been valued and loyal customers since 1978 and the BIG W team have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the residents’ daily lives."
- Big W Spokesperson
"Our store team members remain our priority. We are meeting with each team member to discuss their preference across a range of possible post-closure options."
There will be redeployment options available for staff across other BIG W Stores, redeployment to other Woolworths’ brands and the option of redundancy for permanent team members.
With around 2 months until the store closes, best to put Big W on the top of your weekend to-do list.