YOU may have noticed a new landmark on Nambucca’s retail landscape, Galleria Shop Eat Relax.
The creation of Sydney entrepreneur Aurora Parkhill, Galleria has given the old Guardian News building a new lease on life at the top of Bowra St.
The two-storey space has been transformed into a modern concept store with café, homewares and fashion downstairs and wellness treatment centre above.
Moving to Nambucca in the past year, Aurora has forged a strong career running successful retail and hospitality businesses in Sydney.
This entrepreneur can see the area’s potential and has put her ‘money where her mouth is’, buying property and understanding the value in re-vitalising the main shopping precinct to draw in visitors and business.
“We love Nambucca so it was important to us to compliment and enhance what we have in the town,” Aurora said.
“We invested in the area despite people saying we were mad and we still went ahead with our vision.”
Aurora’s latest investment is a boost of confidence to the business strip, employing 15 staff, supporting local producers and attracting visitors from around the region. And the accolades are already rolling in.
“Everyday people say thank you for opening,” Aurora said. “Customers say Nambucca needs this.”
Aurora is now eyeing plans to add an alfresco area with a music performance space to further attract visitors to the heart of town.
“In the long term we just want to be viable business offering something unique to the community we live in,” she said.
There will be a grand opening of Galleria next Thursday and Friday, December 7 and 8.