Catch a deal at Big Fish
JASON Adamek has been a camel guide, dog trainer, real estate agent and founder of the I'll Do It handyman business - but his heart is with the Big Fish, the shop he will sadly close the doors to at the end of the month.
"The Big Fish will keep going after I have a break; I am looking for a more permanent location," Mr Adamek said.
After two years of trading on Jonson St under a month-to-month "pop-up" style lease, the time has come for the Big Fish to move on, but Jason Adamek is going to close the doors with a bang - holding a massive auction and sausage sizzle on Saturday to clear stock as well as raise funds for the Byron Bay Street Cruise youth worker program.
Everything in the shop must go - from the bizarre to beautiful - with most items having no reserve price.
Items up for grabs will include a "have a whinge to the Mayor" lunch at FishHeads with mayor Simon Richardson; a helicopter ride; membership at the new Bodyworkz Fitness Centre; one- hour photo shoot with Tree Faerie; kayaking for two; and various gift vouchers from local businesses.
"I love this town and part of what I have always done is raise funds for charity," Mr Adamek said.
"I have a pop-up charity group called We Can Help and when I find things I believe in I support them."
"I chose Street Cruise because they are a fantastic local group and they have lost a lot of their funding.
"They are down to funding for one youth worker only one night a week and my goal is to raise $4000 for them so we can return to having youth workers on the street on Friday and Saturday nights."
BIG FISH AUCTION
Viewing from 8.30am and the auction from 10am at the Big Fish shop, under the cinema on Jonson St.
Among the new and second-hand general furniture at Big Fish "you will find things you don't even know you need," Jason Adamek said, such as his latest retro "spaceship" lights.