Opening date for Kmart

Kmart is coming to CS Square. (Supplied)

Tara Murray

CS Square shoppers will be in for a pleasant surprise when shops reopen after the latest lockdown, Kmart set to open in the centre next month.

The store will replace the Target, which closed on September 4 as part of a larger restructure of the company.

A Kmart spokesperson said the company had been planning to open a bit earlier, but the opening had been delayed.

“We are extremely excited to bring this new store to life and look forward to welcoming the community through our doors as soon as it’s safe to do so,” the spokesperson said.

“Unfortunately extended lockdowns have impacted construction, which means we are no longer able to open as originally planned on Thursday, September 30.

“But we are hopeful that we will be able to open our new Kmart Caroline Springs store on Thursday, October 14.

“This date is of course subject to if there are any further Victorian government COVID restriction extensions; and we will always be guided by state government recommendations and regulations to ensure the safety of our teams, contractors and our customers.”