Krissy Riley has returned to run the Palmers Pitstop store at Palmers Island.
Krissy Riley has returned to run the Palmers Pitstop store at Palmers Island. Rodney Stevens

Krissy's Pitstop back in business

THE mouth-watering smell of popular Palmers Pitstop owner Krissy Riley’s famous burgers is again wafting through her shop doors, which were closed for four months.

The closure of Palmers Island’s only store was due to the previous lessee, who ran the store for 15 months, vacating the premises before Christmas.

Ms Riley said since returning to work the shop last week she had made significant changes inside the store.

“We completely gutted the place inside. That’s why it is so open inside now,” she said.

“There are tables and chairs inside so that people can sit inside in air-conditioned comfort and eat their burgers.”

While customers will still be able to buy their bread, milk and newspapers at the store, Ms Riley said she had refocused what the shop offered.

“I am going to focus on the food and alcohol sales now,” she said.

Australia Post services will remain at the store in its capacity as a community post office.

Ms Riley said that during the four months the store was closed she had still opened the doors for an hour each day so customers could get their mail.

“It was hard for the community to come in for that one hour a day to get their mail,” she said.

“And I would like to thank them for their patience during that time.”

During the time the store was closed delivery of mail to residents at Palmers Island commenced.

“We will still get parcels, and people can do their general mail business at the store such as posting letters and buying stamps,” she said.

Palmers Pitstop is open from 6.30am until 6.30pm from Monday to Friday and 7am until 4pm on Saturday.



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