Ballina Salvos Family Store on the move after 16 years

ON THE MOVE: The Salvation Army Family Store in Ballina is on the move. Pictured at the Salvo’s warehouse are manager Luke Wilson, Lt Wes Bust and Capt Debbie Bust.
ON THE MOVE: The Salvation Army Family Store in Ballina is on the move. Pictured at the Salvo’s warehouse are manager Luke Wilson, Lt Wes Bust and Capt Debbie Bust. Graham Broadhead

AFTER trading for more than 16 years in Ballina's Centre Arcade, the Salvation Army's Family Store is on the move.

The shop's last trading day in the Tamar St arcade will be October 30, and a barbecue will be held on that day.

"This is a day of celebration to remember what the store has contributed to the community," said store manager Luke Wilson.

The Family Store is the last tenant in the Ballina Shire Council-owned building.

The building is earmarked for demolition to make way for a new CBD car park.

The store will be moving to 1/53 River St, Ballina, which is the former Eagle Boys Pizza property, across the road from Little Woolies.

But the Salvos won't be moving into their new shop until mid-November when refurbishment is completed.

Mr Wilson said the Salvos would still have a store in Ballina while the move was being finalised.

At a glance

  • The Salvation Army's warehouse at 1/14 Southern Cross Dr in the Southern Cross Industrial Estate, Ballina, is also open to the public.
  • The warehouse is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm, and accepts donations of saleable goods. Proceeds from the Family Store and the warehouse are used in the Salvation Army's welfare programs.
  • Phone 6681 6242 for more information.


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