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Bou­tique store rises from ashes af­ter fire

- Chris Steel

Bou­tique busi­ness San­dali Homere­opened yes­ter­day at the Clarke Road Vil­lage in Te Puna af­ter a fire in a con­nected build­ing forced its clo­sure in Fe­bru­ary.

The store it­self was not af­fected but the build­ing suf­fered firedam­age and all of San­dali’s stock wassmokeda­m­agedand had to be re­placed.

San­dal­iHomeco-owner Ali Mo­hamed­said with Covid they have not been able to travel any­where for fur­nish­ings, so have sourced items from whole­salers in­NewZealand that im­port goods from var­i­ous parts of the world.

“We’re sup­port­ingNZbusi­nesses, all are fam­ily-owned and have all been busy with peo­ple doin­guptheir home­s­rather than trav­el­ling over­seas.

“Wewill have some­u­nique old teak ta­bles­made­from­woodrecy­cled from old build­ings in Europe and con­crete ta­bles that we’ve wanted to get for a long time and somelovely pots and fire pits are com­ing.”

San­dali will soon be adding a life­style cloth­ing range, by a young lo­cal de­signer and a range of San­dali fra­grances. From­mid-De­cem­ber there will be a range of spe­cialty gifts

per­fect for Christ­mas.

“It’s great for us to have our doors flung open— we’re so ex­cited, it’s nice to get back to work.”

San­dali is open 10am-3pm Tues­day to Fri­day and 10am-2pm week­ends. Other busi­nesses trad­ing

in the Vil­lage are the Clarke Road Kitchen Eatery, ownedby Ali’smum, Sandy Crooks, Bay Ac­count­ing and Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices, The Dog Lounge on Clarke which has been re­vamped and The Sew­ing Stu­dio. Gar­denPost and Wild­flower will re­turn soon.

 ??  ?? San­dali Home co-own­ers, Ali Mo­hamed and Sandy Crooks have re-opened their bou­tique store at Te Puna.
San­dali Home co-own­ers, Ali Mo­hamed and Sandy Crooks have re-opened their bou­tique store at Te Puna.

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