BARGAINS: Ballina shoppers Diane Ellison (left) and Edna Alvos at the opening of the Lincraft store in Ballina on Monday.
BARGAINS: Ballina shoppers Diane Ellison (left) and Edna Alvos at the opening of the Lincraft store in Ballina on Monday.

Tamar Street gets a boost

BALLINA’S Tamar Street shopping precinct has been given a boost with the opening this week of the Lincraft store.


What was once known as Tamar Village is now called Lincraft Shopping Square as the chain opened its 53rd shop nationally, with naming rights to the shopping centre.


Only the bakery, the pet shop and the chemist had remained open in Tamar Village when word of possible development of the shopping site was first announced several years ago.


That didn’t eventuate, and Lincraft moved in.


And Lincraft’s area manager from Port Macquarie, Rebecca Moore, said the haberdashery and manchester shop was ‘here to stay’.


She said the deal was struck for the store to move into the former hardware shop’s space back in January.


And work on cleaning out the refitting the shop was completed in just three weeks.


Manager Sharyn Doust said it was like ‘the Phoenix rising’ from the ashes because of all the dust that had built up in the ‘huge’ shop.


Hundreds of shoppers took advantage of the opening day.


Many of them had been waiting at the store for the doors to open at 8am. And lots of them made comment that it’s ‘something Ballina has needed’.


The opening specials continue until Wednesday of next week.


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