OPEN FOR BUSINESS
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.