News

Toyworld moves to higher ground

Kathy Peet surveys the new bike room.
Kathy Peet surveys the new bike room.

THE new Toyworld store is sure to keep dry from any rising waters after its recent relocation.

Owners Geoff and Kathy Peet decided to move further up Egerton Street to the former RSL Memorial Club when their lease expired for the old store.

"The growth of the town has prompted us to buy and we won't get flooded here, plus it is a great future investment," Kathy said.

"We had been down there for five years and we had outgrown that building. We needed to move to bigger and better things."

Kathy said the old store was well and truly affected by the floods and hopes the new store will be safe.

"We don't want to see anything like that happen again. We had one hell of a mess, but 80% of the town people were in the same situation," she said.

With support from the community and radio and newspaper advertisements, the new store is expected to be a success.

"We have expanded, we have got a lot more space and stock has started to arrive. Everything is better displayed and it's all looking great," Kathy said.

"We are very happy with the position (of the new store). Emerald is only going to grow more and more and with the new shopping centre opening, I guess we thought we had better do something to keep up with the growth."

Since the opening of the store, the community is interested in what Kathy and Geoff plan to do with the rest of the huge building.

"Since people have seen what we have done with what was called a 'derelict building' we've had a lot of enquiries, for retail, food and office," Kathy said.

"We want to keep it as a retail and food complex. Hopefully in the next six to 12 months we will begin to lease them out."


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Dingo bullrider looks to defend North Queensland title

Ryan Storey. Photo by: www.stephenmowbrayphotography.com

Storey won one of the open bull rides last year with a score of 80

March to end domestic violence

Snr Sgt Peter McFarlane speaking. Photo Kelly Butterworth / CQ News

YOU are invited to take a stand against domestic violence.

Avenger rides in to Emerald show

Golden Amusement's Caine Brown in front of the Avenger ride, new to the Emerald Show. Photo Rebekah Yelland / CQ News

“It’s like being in a washing machine that’s out of control.”

Latest deals and offers

Emerald show weather forecast; from sunshine to gumboots

Today will be dry, reaching a top of 28 degrees, perfect for those looking to check out the cotton picker pull and a full bill of entertainment tonight.

Dingo bullrider looks to defend North Queensland title

Ryan Storey. Photo by: www.stephenmowbrayphotography.com

Storey won one of the open bull rides last year with a score of 80

March to end domestic violence

Snr Sgt Peter McFarlane speaking. Photo Kelly Butterworth / CQ News

YOU are invited to take a stand against domestic violence.

Avenger rides in to Emerald show

Golden Amusement's Caine Brown in front of the Avenger ride, new to the Emerald Show. Photo Rebekah Yelland / CQ News

“It’s like being in a washing machine that’s out of control.”

Free skate day to celebrate new Blackwater PCYC position

Blackwater PCYC branch manager Sergeant Dominic Richardson.

Free skate day to celebrate new Blackwater PCYC position

Gymnasts qualify and improve, leading up to championships

The Emerald Gymnastics Club's ACRO group took part in the Central Queensland ACRO qualifier two in Emerald.

Gymnasts qualify and improve, leading up to championships

Things to do in Central Queensland this week

Capella Show. Photo Matthew Holdsworth / CQ News

Your guide to events this weekend and throughout the week

Bennett, Langer, Thurston and others talk Cam Smith

Broncos and former QLD coach Wayne Bennett.

Broncos and former QLD coach plus past and present players talk about Cameron...

Barnaby Joyce talks Johnny Depp's dogs in Tweed

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce talks about Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo...

Billy Slater talks Origin Team

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater.

Queensland Origin great Billy Slater talks about this years team and his return to...

Own Sunshine Coast property? You’re about to make money

UP AND UP: Property owners are likely to win from rent and price increases but tenants and first home buyers might not be so happy. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

Good new for property owners, not so good for buyers and tenants.

Sale nears on last large block of land in Coolum

The 43.37ha property on South Coolum Rd has sold.

South Coolum Rd property to be land banked