Sunday, March 31, 2019

Big week for local businesses

IT has been a big week in business in New Norfolk, with the opening of two new shops, two businesses preparing to move locations in the town, and another getting ready to open.

Liquor chain 9/11 Bottleshops has opened a branch in the old Woolworths building in Charles St, becoming the second business to occupy a shop in the former supermarket. Located next door to Shiploads at 17-21 Charles St, the local outlet is the 20th in the chain. Opening hours are 9am-10pm from Sunday to Thursday, and 9am-11pm on Friday and Saturday. Customers can access the shop via Charles, Burnett, Leatham or George streets, and there is also a drive-through from George St (opposite the new Woolworths).

Just around the corner in Burnett St, Paul Belcher has made a return to the world of takeaway food with the opening of Pauly's Pizza. Mr Belcher was associated with Mario's Pizza in its heyday and has now established his own business at 34a Burnett St. Last occupied by Derwent Valley Crafts, this shop is right next door to Head Above Water Seafood (the original location of Mario's and La Bella Pizza). Pauly's Pizza is open 5-10pm from Sunday to Tuesday, 5pm-midnight on Wednesday and Thursday, and 5pm-1am on Friday and Saturday. Phone 1800 728 597 or order via text message on 0434 597 477.

Meanwhile, the New Norfolk branches of Zap Fitness and Vinnies have announced they will move to new locations in the near future, and the fitting-out of a new coffee shop is nearing completion in Circle St.

New Norfolk's longest established cafe, Shot (previously Chats and the New Norfolk Inn), closed at the end of last month following the sale of the building. In operation for about 50 years, this venue suffered a devastating fire in the 1970s but carried on and has been a fixture in the lives of many Derwent Valley residents.

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