Pie cart goes on the market
AFTER selling pie floaters for the past dozen years, Greg Jeromson is looking for a new challenge.
Not that his tenure at the Lismore Pie Cart has been without its trials.
In fact, Greg has found plenty to contend with while working in the heart of Lismore's CBD, including freak car accidents, violent hailstorms, and enthusiastic customers who have crossed the continent to get a feed.
Located on the corner of Molesworth and Magellan streets, under the shadow of the old post office, the Lismore Pie Cart has been an icon since 1954.
Incredibly, Greg is only the third owner of the cart, which was built by Jack Hamilton with help from Kevin Lawrence.
The cart replaced an old pie caravan in Carrington Street and served customers faithfully until 1969, when Mr Hamilton sold the venue to his mate Mr Lawrence, who operated the business for another 27 years until 1996, when Mr Jeromson came along.
The Kiwi-born electrician fell in love with the concept and gave the cart a facelift, and improved the flavour of its pies.
And thanks to a selection of quality ingredients, the Lismore Pie Cart finds itself serving literally thousands of pies every week.
“We've had travellers stop at our pie cart who said they first heard about us in Perth,” Mr Jeromson said.
“It is a lucrative business, a lot of hard work and very rewarding.”