NEW BUSINESSES: What's opened on the Fraser Coast this year
It has been a busy year for new businesses joining the Fraser Coast region, from cafes to quirky shops, here are the latest additions.
The opening date of a Timezone inside Stockland Hervey Bay has been set for May 19.
The family entertainment centre will occupy a space of 869 square metres in the shopping centre, offering all the latest action and adventure games and activities.
It will feature more than 70 arcade machines.
2. Cool Rock'n Records
After collecting vinyl records and music memorabilia for decades, musician Ken Jarratt set up a shop to share his collection with others.
Cool Rock'n Records is located at 8B Queens Rd, Scarness.
Warning: Feeling a sense of nostalgia once going through the doors is guaranteed.
3. Bendigo Bank agency in Maryborough
A Bendigo Bank agency is now open in Maryborough, giving locals more banking options.
It is located inside law firm Suthers George at 128 Richmond St, Maryborough.
A unique feature of Bendigo Bank is it is run by local stakeholders, and profits are injected into the community.
4. Bay Osteopathy and Injury Rehabilitation
Clients at Bay Osteopathy and Injury Rehabilitation get hands-on work to their problem areas, such as through massage or realignment, and are assigned home exercises as necessary to help achieve their health goal.
The clinic is located at 5/40 Torquay Rd, Pialba.
5. Gold Law
Fraser Coast lawyer Kade Eames has pursued his longtime dream of running his own law firm.
Gold Law is located at 1/107 Boat Harbour Dr, Pialba, after opening doors earlier this month.
6. Seaside Cafe Restaurant
Seaside Cafe Restaurant is located at 473 Esplanade, Hervey Bay on the corner of Ann St.
7. Tapestry Boho Couture
Combining her love for a good coffee and a passion for hairdressing, Emma Edmeades has opened a business where this is exactly what you'll get.
You can discover Tapestry Boho Couture at shop 2/10 Fraser St, Torquay.
8. Gilly's Place
It also hosts special events for those on the autism spectrum.
Gilly's Place is located at 168 Boat harbour Dr, Pialba.
3. Fixxx Hervey Bay
A restaurant is opening next door to Hervey Bay nightclub Smokenleather.
It will be open until 3am during party nights, and also serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The opening date is yet to be announced.
10. Comics n Pop
Comics n Pop opened in Pialba Place at the end of January and you would be hard-pressed to find more dedicated comic fans than owners Simon and Carla Thornton.
They moved to the Bay in December and after years of tossing around the idea of owning a comic book store, they finally bit the bullet.
11. The Kilted Dog Cafe
A Scottish-theme cafe has recently opened in Maryborough, and has already received raving reviews.
It is located at 8/371 Kent Street, Maryborough.
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Alowishus Delicious, owned by Michael and Tracey McPhee, is located in Adelaide St in Maryborough.
The space has been renovated and transformed from the former bank and pawn brokers once housed in the iconic Adelaide street building.
The cafe is the second Alowishus outlet, with the couple already owning a successful business in Bundaberg.