New store provides shoppers more fresh food choice
CAUSLEY Fresh Grafton was bustling with customers yesterday morning as the long-running Clarence Valley business opened the doors to a new store at the Grafton Food Emporium for the first time.
Jess Causley said they had been trying to find a space in Grafton for a long time.
"When we first did Gate to Plate, six or seven years ago, we felt like we wanted to come here," she said.
"Since then, we've looked for a place. A couple of years ago, these people called us and we liked their idea. We had to think about it and calculate on it, but a year ago we decided to go for it."
Mrs Causley said they already had a customer base in Grafton.
"They seem very happy to have it here," she said.
The Causley family have all worked tirelessly over the last few months to make sure the new shop was up and running on opening day.
"Karl did a 22 and a half hour shift yesterday followed by three hours of sleep," Mrs Causley said.
Causley Fresh stocks fresh produce and gourmet foods.
"We have a lot of local produce, but we hope more will come," Mrs Causley said.
The Causleys own two other stores in Yamba and Maclean. The Grafton store is open seven days a week.