One of Shepparton’s newest businesses has received a positive response from the community after opening in one of the central business district’s vacant sites.JENNA BISHOP April 4, 2014 6:07am
Business blossoming: Little Lipari cafe's barista Alastair Prentice and owners Joe and Claire Di Stefano.
Joe and Claire Di Stefano opened their Maude St cafe, Little Lipari, in July last year.
Greater Shepparton City Council data indicates several new businesses have opened in the past two years, with shop vacancy rates decreasing almost 20 per cent.
Mr Di Stefano said community response had been positive to their new business venture.
‘‘It’s getting busier and busier each month,’’ he said.
Mr Di Stefano said as a local, opening a business in Shepparton had been considered for several years.
However, he said it was still a nerve-racking decision.
‘‘Even though you might know a lot of people, you still worry. You never know what’s going to happen,’’ he said.
Mr Di Stefano said the northern side of the central business district had always appealed as a potential new business site.
‘‘I thought it would be a great spot, it’s close to the CBD and the parking’s not too bad,’’ he said.
‘‘One of the other things that attracted me was the trees out the front — people often say it reminds them of Europe.’’
The redevelopment of Shepparton Library, which will feature accessible shelving, a teen-specific area, a Skype booth and internet-enabled work stations, will be completed in the next two months.
The Ovens & Murray qualifying final between Yarrawonga and Lavington on Saturday left spectators talking more about the standard of umpiring than the two competing teams.
Greater Shepparton City Council was successful in securing the National Cutting Horse Association Victorian Futurity Cutting Horse Championships for 2014 and 2015, with this year’s event scheduled from September 10-14 at Tatura Park.
The Kiss Angels, 50 Shades of Hope team have come up with a creative way of fundraising for the Relay for Life, a purple potty.
District hotels and businesses may change rosters with penalty rates for casual employees on Sundays set to be cut.
Students visit local businesses for reading lessons
Bottle thrown at Jason Cole in bitter aftermath to Seymour-Benalla game on Saturday.
A truck driver is lucky to be alive after crashing into a Jerilderie home yesterday morning.
Chef and co-owner of Heathcote’s Willow Room Brent Loam is thrilled with the listing in the 2015 Age Good Food Guide
Cobram kids learn about health with hospital as state-wide obesity campaign is launched.
Murray Irrigation to search for new boss after Anthony Couroupis finishes with the company.
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A sophisticated hydroponic cannabis system was discovered by police at the Victoria Hotel last week.
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