New management at the newsagency means Thirroul’s South Side is about to once again have a general store!
In addition to running Austinmer Post Office and Newsagency, Suzie Wynn-Jones and Mark Lewis have taken over Olivers newsagency (on the Ryans Hotel side of town) and, following the closure of the general store several weeks ago, plan to introduce a wider range of products to make life that bit more convenient.
Now called Thirroul Railway Stationers and Newsagency, Suzie and Mark will also stock a range of basic food items, including milk and fruit, so we can pop in on our way past and grab those last minute essentials.
Suzie says they took over the business last week, and are in the middle of a massive refurbishment.
“Things are a bit crazy at the moment,” she says, “but it has to be done because we want to give the business a fresh start and a new lease of life! We will stock a much broader range of items, much like we do at Austinmer Post Office.”
“We saw the need to provide the basics on the Southern side of town,” she says. “Since the general store closed, locals can no longer just duck down and grab those few things they might need, so we decided to fill that gap. We
will still be doing all the normal things, but in addition to becoming more of a general store, we are also expanding our stationery. First step was to include printer ink!”
Meanwhile, work is underway at the former General Store next door, as Coledale’s ‘Cocoon’ prepares to move in.
The business, which stocks amazing and unique homewares, has been struggling with space for some time as their amazing range is swamped in the tiny shop on the western side of the village.