Collie drycleaner to branch out into children and baby clothing
A much-talked about gap in Collie’s retail market had been closed after Drycleaners on Steere recently expanded to sell clothing for babies and children.
For almost six months Collie residents have been forced to travel outside of town or go online to purchase baby clothes following the closure of Target Country in late October.
Drycleaners owner Christy Davidson said she had wanted to expand for quite some time.
“It wasn’t possible to make the move until this year and about a month ago the idea was put out there to branch out a little bit more as well,” she said.
“Originally we were just going to expand and then we thought there was an opening in town to sell kids clothes so since we have the space we wanted to see it would go.”
The move has been welcomed by many within the town eager to continue supporting their community.
“We’ve had people just looking and people buying — there has been plenty of interest,” she said.
Collie Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Bec Woods said it was fantastic to see the business community pull together to fill the town’s needs.
“There are gaps our community face and I am sure with time these will be filled,” she said.
“The business community is taking full advantage of the support the chamber offers as part of their memberships and everything is being marketed collectively which is great for helping to close these sorts of gaps.”
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