Coral Cove residents have a convenience store in their town for the first time since 2011 after a new business opened its doors today.
The store offers everything from milk and bread to a freshly brewed cup of coffee.
Store manager Danielle Monckton said their first day had been a success.
“We’ve had lots of positive feedback, the customers are really excited,” Ms Monckton said.
“They’re probably surprised at the variety and the range and the size.
“Starting Monday we should be having hot chickens, hot chips, chicken pieces and a deli cabinet.”
The first-time business owner said while they weren’t here to compete with supermarket giants, residents could expect good service, good variety and competitive prices.
“We want to support locals and we want them to have the facilities that they want and need.
“Hopefully they support us so that we can stay here and be part of their community.”
Divisional councillor Scott Rowleson called in today to meet the owners and said he was delighted to see the store looking so well stocked.
“People in this area have had nearly eight years of needing to go elsewhere for basic food and shopping,” he said.
“This will be much welcomed in the local community and I encourage everyone to support this local business.”
It's understood the store will be open seven days a week.