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Relocation brings new venture for Craig

Relocation brings new venture for Craig

Craig Lloyd-Jones had an extra spring in his step last Thursday when he opened his mobile fresh fruit and vegetable store in Tanunda.

The small business owner has been granted approval to build a fruit and vegetable store in the former Tanunda Tyre Service building and he, in addition to his many loyal customers, could not be happier.

“It will take me a couple of months to build it,” said Craig, from his store on Thursday.

“It’s going to be great (to have my own permanent store). It will save me a lot of work and it will be more reliable, that’s a big thing too.”

A complaint last year resulted in The Barossa Council assessing Craig’s trading on private land near Kroemer’s Crossing, Tanunda and in September he was forced to relocate on the basis his trading was a non-complying form of development within the primary production zone.

He has had a number of locations during his eight years in business and says while last year brought challenges, it has turned out for the best.

“At one stage, at the beginning, I didn’t think it would happen,” said Craig of his new venture.

“It is a big relief now I know where I am going and all the customers know too.”

Craig’s  journey has brought with it an increase in customer support, many were rapt to hear his news last week.

He works hard to offer fresh, Australian produce, including seafood that’s quality and at a competitive price.

For the full story see this week’s edition of The Leader.