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.’’
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