Running a milk bar was on Judy Murray's bucket list and now she and her husband David can trick it off.IVY WISE May 16, 2014 3:10am
Lollies are going down a treat since Rochester's David and Judy Murray re-opened the milk bar on the corner of Edward and George streets. Photo: Ivy Wise
While most people their age are retiring, Rochester’s David and Judy Murray have taken on the challenge of running a milk bar.
The milk bar on the corner of Edward and George streets closed down about 18 months ago.
The coupe have re-opened it and renamed it Murray’s Milk Bar.
‘‘It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s on my bucket list,’’ Mrs Murray said.
Mr and Mrs Murray, who are leasing the building, took over from John Wolfe who owned it for several years.
The couple spent about four weeks refurbishing the shop, which was damaged during the January 2011 floods.
‘‘I just wanted to bring that old-fashioned milk bar back,’’ Mrs Murray said.
They stocked plenty of lollies and made sure their milkshakes were up to scratch.
‘‘Ice-cream and lollies have been the most popular,’’ Mrs Murray said.
‘‘On (opening day, May 1), we had kids lined up outside.
‘‘We’re in a good spot here, being across the road from the schools and there is nothing else really on this side of town,’’ she said.
‘‘I’ve been a shop assistant all my life and probably worked in half the shops in Rochester. Now I finally get to have my own.
Mr Murray was ready to retire on July 25, at the age of 65.
‘‘I guess that won’t be happening,’’ he laughed.
‘‘I’m happy for Judy though because she’s always wanted this.’’
A teacher for 24 years, Mr Murray worked at Murray Goulburn for 19 years before being made redundant two years ago.
Though he lets his wife handle the food side of things, Mr Murray does chip in.
‘‘I’m learning. I did a toasted sandwich today and I didn’t burn it,’’ he said.
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