Downings take the fight up to Woolworths



GRAHAM and Kris Downing are not giving up without a fight.

The owners of Palmers Pit Stop are continuing their battle against shopping giant Woolworths in order to have a liquor licence granted for their store.

And with Woolworths, which owns BWS bottle shop in Yamba, taking the couple to court, they are in a precarious position.

But the Downings are about to take the fight up a level.

"A Current Affair are looking at doing a story on it next week, so we are hoping we might get some feedback after that," Mrs Downing said.

"Hopefully with the story going to air it might give them (Woolworths) a bit of a jolt and they might take a step back ... if they back off it'll make things a hell of a lot easier for us."

The couple have already received approval from the Roads and Traffic Authority for a takeaway bottle shop at Palmers Island, and the licence is the last step in the process.

Mrs Downing said the support from the community had been fantastic since the story broke in Saturday's The Daily Examiner.

A petition in the store has already garnered more than 200 signatures since Sunday.

"It's (the petition) going really really well. We've had a lot of people call in since the story ran to say we've got their support.," she said.



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