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IN RE­CENT weeks there have been plenty of ru­mours, gos­sip and spec­u­la­tion about all the shop move­ments in Childers.

The el­e­gant ladies’ store Bootylicious has re­lo­cated to Woodgate but the pop­u­lar elec­tri­cal store and lead­ing busi­ness will re­main open.

In the com­ing weeks, new stores are set to open along Churchill St and lo­cals are en­cour­aged to keep an eye out.

New own­ers have taken over Childers take­away in the Woolworths com­plex.

Proud new own­ers John and Elise Cot­tam are run­ning the pop­u­lar café with the sup­port of their en­tire fam­ily.

Mrs Cot­tam said the mo­tive be­hind the café was for Childers and to build a fu­ture for her fam­ily.

“We are ex­cited about our new busi­ness ven­ture and we want ev­ery­one to know we are open and plan to be open ex­tended hours dur­ing busy times and hol­i­days,” she said.

“Our fam­ily were big cus­tomers of the café and we wanted it to re­main open, so we de­cided to take it over.”

It was a big de­ci­sion for the Cot­tam fam­ily even as John is pre­par­ing his team for the Camp Qual­ity chal­lenge later this year.

“We’ve cre­ated this team be­cause we want to raise money and to make a dif­fer­ence,” he said.

“The more peo­ple that know about es­Carpade 2016, the greater the im­pact . We are look­ing for dona­tions and ma­jor spon­sors.”

John also works hard for the com­mu­nity he lives in.

He is the lo­cal con­troller of the Childers SES unit and is pas­sion­ate about the com­mu­nity.

“There has been a lot a shop move­ment around Childers and we all need to shop lo­cally,” he said..”

Ru­ral and small com­mu­ni­ties rely heav­ily on tourism and the Cot­tam fam­ily be­lieve lo­cals will al­ways sup­port lo­cal busi­nesses.


CHILDERS CAFE: Bri­enna Cot­tam and Cinda Smith sup­port the fam­ily busi­ness.

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