It's time for change
WHETHER it’s shaping your fur, transforming your body or saying goodbye after almost five decades, Rose City businesses are on the move.
Yesterday Graham Buchner handed over his keys to Warwick Freighters and Ag-Services, a set he’s carried for more than four decades.
“I’ve been in business in Warwick for 46 years but we’ve been at McEvoy Street for almost 30,” Mr Buchner said.
“Yesterday we closed, finished trade and on Monday the business will re-open as Pursehouse Rural, which has bought the agricultural side of the business and the building.
“The sale means a new direction for me and more time for volunteering. Warwick is a great place to live.”
In town, Feelgood Fitness opened its doors a couple of weeks ago and while the Palmerin Street business front has changed to reflect the new vibrant gym, residents are feeling the results.
Under new owner Michael Jordan, $250,000 worth of new fitness equipment has been installed with a ladies-only section set to open in a matter of weeks.
Feelgood Fitness marketing representative Joss said there was an array of activities to inject the fun into fitness from body blast, spin to boxing classes.
Warwick people are not the only species to receive a transformation with Fran’s Total Dog Grooming welcoming paws for the first time on Wednesday.
Damian Griffin turned the family shed into a parlour for wife Fran but decided the businesses needed to move to the Wood Street site when the one-day-a-week grooming turned into four.
“Some dog places look like a ladies’ nail-bar with all the chrome,” Mr Griffin said.
“We’ve lived in Warwick for seven years and kept a country feel with all-natural products used. We had 12 pets come for our first day.”
More business movement news next week.