SPAR Goonellabah is closing its doors due to the tough business that is the grocery industry.
SPAR Goonellabah is closing its doors due to the tough business that is the grocery industry. Cathryn McLauchlan

Locals saddened to hear of G’Bah SPAR closure

READERS of The Northern Star have expressed their sorrow to hear that SPAR in Goonellabah will close its doors permanently tomorrow.

Owners Ron Dowse and wife Kerri Grant attributed the closure to the volatile grocery industry - Mrs Grant said the big supermarkets opening up nearby had made it all that more difficult to make ends meet.

Over on our Facebook page, locals reacted to the news, with a chorus of "Oh no" and "What a shame".

"No best food ever," Suzette Van Wyk said.

"Sad & sorry to hear this, not that I was a frequent shopper there, it was the convenience," Lee-Anne Bostock said.

"Major stores have closed the small corner stores & now SPAR. Such a shame. Good luck everyone and thank you for giving Goonellabah a great shop."

"Oh No The staff were always friendly and would always have a laugh and a joke with you," Ian McWhinnie said.

"I'll miss the excellent range of Gluten free pies cakes etc!"

"Disappointed to hear of the closure, you will all be missed by the community you have served, good luck for the future (after you have a well-earned rest)," Lyn Clements said.

"Such a shame. I'd rather woollies or Coles closed," Rosmarine Ladrome said.

"I'm so disappointed. It's the best place in Goonellabah to buy bread!!" Anna Rose Moloney said.

"Oh no best hamburgers & happy staff in town," Rachel Fletcher said.

"Don's hamburgers always served with a smile....and smiley face on the wrapping," Ruth Woodhams said.

"On behalf of myself and my family we wish you all the best for the future," John Bailey said.

"Love that shop! Although (it) got smaller and smaller," Leanda Headford said.



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