Woolooga store reopens

WOOLOOGA residents have been without a general store since floodwaters raged through the town overnight on Friday, January 7.

But thanks to Catherine Mitchell and her daughter Hope, the store will be partly back in business by the weekend, when customers can purchase burgers and sandwiches.

“We’ve still got a lot of cleaning and a lot of work to do, especially painting,” Mrs Mitchell said.

“The Post Office should be open by next Thursday.”

She already runs J’aki Traders, which is the shop next to the store, and lost everything in the flood.

Having sourced new stock and got back in business, she jumped at the chance to run the store when it needed a proprietor.

“Community unity is our goal," she said.

“We love this town and want to make it a family- friendly travel stop. There’s plenty of hope now.”

Because the Woolooga hall was damaged in the flood and not able to be used, Mrs Mitchell has offered the back of J’aki Traders for yoga lessons, which are held on Mondays at 10am and run by Antisk.

If all goes well the general store should be back up and trading to capacity within the next two weeks.

Gympie Times


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