A multimillion-dollar redevelopment of one of Shepparton’s central business districts has resulted in an influx of new customers and increased trade.JENNA BISHOP April 18, 2014 5:00am
Beneficiaries: Vaughan Central traders (back, from left) Solar Seafood's Peter Whiteman, Luke's Magic Meats' Brad Wootton, Chook World's Chris Sim and SPC Ardmona Factory Sales' Samuel Prentice. (Middle) Europa Deli and Cafe's Eileen Curtis, Golden Star Bakery's Nicole Boyd. (Front) Finer Fruit's Linda Whipps, Trelly's Fishing and Tackle World's Justin Slater and Cheesecake Shop's Kelly O'Sullivan.
A multimillion-dollar redevelopment of one of Shepparton’s central business districts has resulted in an influx of new customers and increased trade.
Vaughan St traders say they have seen an increase in new customers after the newly-redeveloped precinct, called Vaughan Central, which opened six months ago.
Luke’s Magic Meats owner Brad Wootton said trading had been solid during the six months since the street reopened, especially during the Christmas season.
‘‘We’ve got some loyal regular customers, but we have seen a lot of new faces as well,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s been good to see the people down here, and the street looks really good.’’
Chook World manager Chris Sim said business was looking good six months after the development’s completion, with many new customers coming through the precinct.
‘‘(Trading) was good to start off with and it’s been really positive ever since,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s progressively getting busier since it opened.
‘‘The new carpark has been fantastic, it’s been full most days.’’
Cheesecake Shop co-owner Kelly O’Sullivan said trading had definitely picked up in the six months since the street reopened.
‘‘The atmosphere has been fantastic, people have been really excited to come back and shop in the area, especially with the new street and all the parking,’’ she said.
‘‘The street looks a lot better and there are a lot more people in the area.’’
Sportsmans Warehouse assistant manager Zack Betson said staff had definitely noticed an increase in foot traffic.
‘‘We definitely had a lot more customers during the Christmas period than we did in 2012,’’ he said.
Convicted murderer Steven James Bradley remains calm in face of guilty verdict in trial for murder of teenager Michelle Buckingham in 1983.
With her effective left hand in particular, Chelsea Hanley retained the Victorian Under 17 junior welterweight title last Sunday with a convincing points decision victory.
It has been a successful year for Bega Cheese, which reflects on Tatura Milk Industries, with chair Barry Irvin announcing recently that Bega Cheese’s normalised earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation was $55.7 million and normalised profit after tax of $22 million.
ECHUCA police are still investigating the cause of an accident which saw a car and train collide on Ogilvie Ave on Friday night.
TIMMERING Holstein breeders Scott and Nirrelle Somerville are thrilled with the announcement of their Holstein cow Somerelle Leader Lassco as the 2015 Australian Cow of the Year.
Great Race helps a great cause
Hundreds flock to Avenel to learn a thing or three.
Tocumwal Lions Club has plans to purchase the Bowling Club site for an aged care facility, which will only happen if the merger between the Tocumwal bowls and golf clubs proceeds.
A NASTY run-in with a kangaroo on the Northern Hwy between Melbourne and Echuca has convinced one regular traveller on the road the question of a cull needs to be addressed.
Three Cobram teens have been arrested by police after they allegedly stole tractors from Cobram and Tocumwal and caused about $30 000 in damage.
Deniliquin footballers Will Shaw and Cooper Wallace (pictured) have gone head-to-head with the state’s best at the recent AFL NSW/ACT Joss Under-14 State Zone Trials in Albury.
The Australian Dairy Industry Council (ADIC) has acknowledged the completion of negotiations under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), noting modest but important gains made for the Australian dairy industry in improving access to global markets.
Benalla banded together to raise $2000 for the Abolishing Injustice in the 21st Century (A21).
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.