Anger, relief and joy at decision

By ADRIAN MILLER

PEGG Mavin wants to know what she does now.

As the owner of the Clothes Pegg in Harvey's Arcade, Mrs Mavin was distraught at the news the Grafton Shoppingworld redevelopment had been approved.

"I feel as if my legs have been chopped from under me," she said.

Lane's Mitre 10 owner Narelle Lane said while she wasn't ecstatic with the final outcomes, she was happy a decision had been made.

"I'm disappointed we couldn't get the travelator moved closer to Prince Street, but as business people we have to move on and we have to work out a way to make Prince Street an attractive place to shop," she said.

Felthams Newsagency owner and Prince Street Traders chairman Graham Feltham echoed those sentiments.

"The final result, even though slightly disappointing, will be a great asset to Grafton," he said.

Mackellys owner Andrew Kelly said the approval was a good de- cision.

"The shopping centre will provide the Clarence Valley with additional advantages and by enticing people to shop here it will help reduce the leakage to other centres," he said.

McConaghy Group managing director Rob McConaghy said it was important for all traders to work together for the sake of the town.

"For us to be successful, Grafton has to be successful," he said.

"We've never marketed Shoppingworld at the expense of main street traders and we need to work together to maximise sales."



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