After Cyclone Debbie tore through Queensland early in 2017, $1.85 billion (US) worth of damage was left in it’s wake. One of the buildings damaged was the Bowen Convenience Store but it is set to reopen on the 29th of January.
Store owner Lester Nichols said: “After many months of trying to get the store back to pre-cyclone condition, we are delighted that we are now able to serve the community of Bowen and the surrounding areas once again”.
“We look forward to welcoming back our customers and we will be providing some specials for two weeks after opening,” he said.
Following the cyclone, the building was deemed unsafe by authorities and lost all its stock and store contents.
Mr Nichols said: “We kept our spirits high throughout this time to make sure we were able to get back to servicing the community that we love”.
The store will offer a range of new items and products including barista coffee, hot food and frozen slushies.
The store will be open from 7am on the 29th of Jan 2018.