Sport store to cre­ate in­ter­est

South Burnett Times - - NEWS -

IF YOU’RE in the mar­ket for a unique busi­ness, this Mur­gon sports store with a dif­fer­ence is def­i­nitely worth a look.

Mur­gon’s Strud­dys Sports on Lamb St is the go-to des­ti­na­tion for all things sport­ing or recre­ational, but lo­cals also go there for a dif­fer­ent rea­son.

Strud­dys Sports is also the home of Mur­gon’s Bendigo Bank.

Strud­dys Sports owner Leigh Dud­geon took over the store in June 2010 af­ter a ca­reer in the min­ing sec­tor.

“I was work­ing in Black­wa­ter on doz­ers, but I was sick of be­ing away from home,” he said.

Be­ing the home of Mur­gon’s Bendigo Bank gives lo­cals an in­cen­tive to drop in.

“It is great hav­ing the bank in the store,” he said.

“It brings peo­ple into the shop, but more than that, Bendigo Bank re­ally looks af­ter the town.”

Like all small coun­try towns, lo­cal res­i­dents are the big­gest sup­port­ers of Strud­dys.

“Mur­gon is good to us, and Cher­bourg as well. A lot of our cus­tomers come from Cher­bourg,” Mr Dud­geon said.

“We’ve had peo­ple from Bris­bane come in and say my shoes are cheaper than in Bris­bane.”

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