The Changing Face of Canungra Business

Nora Jones of The Shoe Vault
Nora Jones of The Shoe Vault

Local businesses adapted quickly to the challenge of government restrictions brought in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With health and government regulations changing daily, on Monday 23rd March the main street of town changed from a hive of activity to a sleepy village as businesses implemented the changes.

Cafes and restaurants are not allowed to have seated dining but take away meals are permitted.  Space restrictions meant that businesses have had to curtail the number of customers in the shops and mark out places for customers to stand.

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The Shoe Vault

Nora Jones of The Shoe Vault said she will remain open subject to government regulations, and invited customers to check The Shoe Vault’s social media accounts or call the shop to check on stock.

My Country Escape

My Country Escape has decided to hibernate for the time being, however Michelle Roper-Dennis said all her home wares and fashion items are available on her web site and via her social media accounts.

Canungra Takeaway

Canungra Takeaway owner Rachel McGlashan said she is now offering ‘kitchen to driveway service’, where customers can phone ahead for orders and give identifying details of their vehicle so staff can bring food to the customer’s vehicle.

Canungra FoodWorks

Canungra FoodWorks quickly stepped up to meet customer requirements, implementing a home delivery service for residents in Canungra and on Beechmont.

Canungra Hotel

Although the hotel’s restaurant and public bar has had to close, the bottleshop will remain open and the Hotel has started food deliveries for take away meals from Wednesday to Sunday evenings.

OWL Wholefoods

Donna Purtill said her grocery lines have been expanded to cope with the demand of customers and phone orders are available, with customers required to pick up from the shop.

Canungra Hub Cafe

Shona Kraayvanger quickly stepped up to the mark by adjusting their menu for healthy take-away meals and partnering with local caterer Kate Raymont to provide takeaway meals suitable for family dinners.

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