GYMPIE'S Robins Kitchen, at Gympie Central, is set to re-open within three weeks.
The store's former owners, Lineville Pty Ltd, was placed in voluntary administration and closed just before Christmas last year leaving a lot of customers with worthless gift cards.
But in a boost for Gympie's and Queensland's economy 51 Robins Kitchen stores are set to re-open around the state. Global Retail Brands Pty Ltd the owner of House Corporate Pty Ltd (House) yesterday confirmed that Robins Kitchen would welcome customers back during the next three weeks.
GRB successfully purchased the brand, intellectual property and fixed assets including fixtures and fittings of Robins Kitchen from the liquidator.
GRB will also be seeking to interview previous staff of Robins Kitchen with a view to engaging them in the new venture. This means that approximately 300 jobs will be retained.
The company is working hard to ensure stores are fitted-out, merchandised and re-stocked with the best brands, ready to commence trading as soon as possible.
Fifteen Robins Kitchen stores per week will open for the next three weeks, commencing immediately, with the remaining six stores opening before Easter.
Global Retail Brands Pty Ltd Executive Chairman, Mr Steven Lew said "we are pleased to confirm that Robins Kitchen will be in a position to re-open its doors in the weeks ahead."