NEW BUSINESS: Cafe to open in unique Maryborough location
A BRAND new cafe looking out on Maryborough's Town Hall green is set to open just in time for Christmas.
Alowishus Delicious, owned by Michael and Tracey McPhee, is located in Adelaide St.
The space has been renovated and transformed from the former bank and pawn brokers once housed in the iconic Adelaide street building.
The cafe will be the second Alowishus outlet, with the couple already owning a successful business in Bundaberg.
It will offer sandwiches, toasties, coffee, cold drinks and much more.
The new cafe is expected to open to the public for the first time tomorrow.
Mr McPhee said it was their love and appreciation of regional areas that made him and his wife want to open a business in Maryborough.
"Maryborough's a great place, it has such beautiful buildings," he said.
He said the renovation had taken a few months of work, but they really believed in the location.
"We really believe this could be a hub here for Maryborough," he said.
The cafe will employ 13 people to start with.
Mr McPhee said there were no promises in business, but there were 28 people currently employed at the Bundaberg cafe.
The new business had already attracted attention, Mr McPhee said.
"People are very curious," he said.
Mrs McPhee said the business also had a Pay it Forward system in place where people can purchase a sandwich or toastie for $4, with Alowishus bearing the rest of the cost.
The system is already underway in Bundaberg and Mrs McPhee said they would do the same at the Maryborough business.
Every sandwich purchased in the Pay it Forward campaign gets passed on to someone in need.