Still go­ing strong, six months on

Per­son­alised ser­vice a big draw­card for com­mu­nity

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page -

TIME flies when you’re hav­ing fun.

For Wil­liam and Su­san Rain­bow, that cer­tainly rings true.

The pair can’t be­lieve it’s been six months since they opened the Historic Cordalba Gen­eral Store.

“I don’t know where the time has gone. It feels like we’ve been here three weeks,” Mrs Rain­bow said.

Since they opened their doors at the start of the year, the Rain­bows have worked seven days a week, pro­vid­ing any­thing from lunches, cater­ing ser­vices and gro­cery sup­plies to arts and craft good­ies.

The store has be­come a pop­u­lar stop, not just for its con­ve­nience but the friendly, per­son­alised ex­pe­ri­ence shoppers re­ceive.

“Peo­ple are just lov­ing the fact that ev­ery time they walk in we know their names,” Mrs Rain­bow said.

“They love to come and visit, not just come and buy some­thing.”

Mrs Rain­bow said she was over­whelmed by the sup­port she and her hus­band had re­ceived since open­ing the store and they rel­ished their role in serv­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“We just want to thank every­one who has been be­hind us right from the start,” she said.

“You can tell we were meant to be here. It’s re­in­forced that.

“If it was go­ing to go bad, it would have gone bad in the first month, so we are back home and we’re back part of the com­mu­nity and it’s ac­tu­ally stronger than what it was when we were liv­ing in Childers.”

The store has been so well sup­ported the Rain­bows have ex­tended their store to cater for the grow­ing needs of the com­mu­nity.

“It’s grow­ing and grow­ing ... we’ve grown into the end room now,” she said.

“It’s do­ing bet­ter than we imag­ined this early. Where we are now is where we thought we would be in 12 months time.”

The cou­ple plans to ex­tend the store even fur­ther as a num­ber of their ser­vices, in­clud­ing the gro­cery line, were prov­ing pop­u­lar.

The Historic Cordalba Gen­eral Store is open seven days a week, 7am–7pm.


LO­CAL BUSI­NESS: Su­san Rain­bow out­side the Historic Cordalba Gen­eral Store which has been open now for six months.

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