Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Two up, one down

Vietfinn Silk, 37 High St.
A SHOP specialising in free-flowing women's wear opened in the old Glasser and Parker shop at 37 High St yesterday. Vietfinn Silk is a wholesaler and retailer previously seen at Channel Court Shopping Centre and at various pop-up locations including Salamanca Place in Hobart and at the Autumn Festival in New Norfolk.

The shop appears to specialise in loose styles of comfortable everyday wear including tops, bottoms, dresses, accessories, handmade bags and more. Sizes 8-28 are on offer, in fabrics such as silk, silk/cotton blend and linen. Read more on their website and Facebook page.

Head Above Water, 32 Burnett St.
Head Above Water fish and chip restaurant opened about a fortnight ago at 32 Burnett St in the old Mario's/La Bella/DJ's pizza shop.

Initially open seven days a week, the shop was swamped with customers had to close briefly to allow the owners to restock. The offerings include freshly-cooked fish, chips and various seafood selections. Opening hours are posted on the door and reviews can be read here.

Sadly amongst the good news of these businesses opening, the ANZ Bank has announced its intention to close its New Norfolk branch on November 21, citing increased ATM use and internet banking as the reason for changes in the way customers have been using the branch at 23 High St.

The bank says local accounts will be transferred to the Glenorchy branch unless customers advise otherwise. It says customers will still be able to bank locally with ANZ using an automatic teller or in person at the New Norfolk Post Office.

Anyone wanting more information about the New Norfolk ANZ closure can phone 6108 5200 or email yourfeedback@anz.com.

1 comment:

  1. So New Norfolk will loose its ANZ branch, yet Huonville will retain theirs? New Norfolk has a higher population than Huonville, however Huonville has lots of surrounding hamlets and hobby farms nearby, whereas New Norfolk replaced many of the outlying settlements with plantation forestry and or unfavourable zoning which contributes little to the local economy. Derwent Valley Council although possibly well intentioned lacks the vision and know how for our town to flourish. The millions lost mishandling the old Royal Derwent hospital site is just one example of incompetence, one word would help us here in the Derwent Valley "amalgamation".