Nuellie de Fleur brings boutique experience to Goondoon St
GLADSTONE will be walking down the aisle in boutique style, thanks to a new retail outlet opening on 89 Goondoon St.
The Nuellie de Fleur Floral, Bridal and Giftware Emporium is set to open around Valentine's Day next month.
Store owner and Gladstone local Anne Mounter already runs two florists in the region but is excited about the variety and opportunity her new store will bring to local and out-of-town shoppers.
Ms Mounter said they are hoping to better cater to those they supply as well as bring in a new clientele.
The store - with 210sq m of or space - will encompass giftware items, boutique-style floral designs, Darrell Lea chocolates, shoes, race wear and, of course, bridal, bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride gowns sourced from around the globe.
Mrs Mounter's daughter Letitia Davis will be managing the store.
Mrs Davis - who grew up on a flower farm and watched her mother work in the industry for years - recently got married and is keen to offer advice where possible.
She currently manages the two resident flower shops.
"It's been an amalgamation of both (mum and daughter) our ideas," Mrs Mounter said.
Mrs Mounter said the locally-owned factor also plays a huge role.
"It's difficult to get people at the moment to shop in Gladstone.
"So that's why we thought if we had the whole offering they would come here first."
Landlord of the property, Central Apartment Group operations manager Greg Whitehead said they had been looking for tenants for a while but the right one hadn't shown up.
"But Nadine Enniss (PRDNationwide commercial property consultant) approached us with that - and we thought it was fantastic," he said.
Mr Whitehead said it was a great time to grab a fair rental and they are very happy with the tenants.
"They are keen to be here long-term," he said.
"It's a big space and I think she'll have no problem filling it up."
Miss Enniss said the shop was certainly something original.
"You don't even get a shop like this in Brisbane," she said.
"We don't have any amenities like this in the market place and it means that we're putting the money back into our economy here."
Miss Enniss said it will also offset retail outlets next door and along Goondoon St.
"We'll see more foot traffic here now."
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