From the Maitland Mercury report:
It was Maitland’s Big W of the seventies and a store where just about everyone in town knew someone who worked there.
Woolies variety store in High Street was one of the most popular businesses on Maitland’s west end and probably one of the most talked about after it was bombed on December 19, 1980.
Located on the current site of The Reject Shop, Woolworths employed a myriad of people, many of them getting together last Saturday night for a reunion.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, 9 Nov 2016.