FOR SALE: Stationery shop owners are on the move
KAY NOONAN'S stationery shop in Kyogle is way more than a place to buy paper and pens.
People frequently pop into Gateway Office Supplies to say hello.
One woman told me she was feeling flat and thought, I'll go and see Kay, Ms Noonan said.
The shop is up for sale and Kay and Gary Noonan are going to miss their customers as much as their presence will be missed by locals.
The business was established as theirs in 1999 after buying it from the Northern Star. Before that it was Papas cafe and a photographic studio, Kay said.
For 36 years, while having three children, Kay has been in retail, managing the newspaper side of things and even running a travel agent that was once in the corner.
But it is Gateway Office Supplies that Kay threw all her talents into. It was the first business in Kyogle to be called Gateway, she said.
Gateway Real Estate is handling the sale of the business.