DESPITE a fire blazing its way through Rob Kelly’s store last month, the determined store owner has re-opened his business, side stepping the setback and starting over.
When Caravan Bits ‘n’ Pieces opened in the Safeway car park near Target, it was supposed to be the beginning of a new business endeavour for Mr Kelly, instead resulting in heartache.
When a fire ripped through the building it caused around $60,000 worth of damage, an even harder hit due to the store being uninsured.
Initially considering not re-opening, Mr Kelly decided to take up an offer for a new location, and start over opening his business up again on Monday.
Mr Kelly said there was stock lost in the fire that was temporarily irreplaceable until the business was back on its feet, but was encouraged by the customers still interested in ordering products.
“I’ve had people phone up and offer new locations for the business, as well as people chasing up whether they can still get their parts in,” Mr Kelly said.
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