Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Cosy Corner Closes; Internet Cafe Shuts Up Shop after 26 Years

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Cosy Corner Closes; Internet Cafe Shuts Up Shop after 26 Years

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Byline: Nikki Sorbello

THE Cosy Corner Internet Cafe has been a part of the Bundaberg business landscape for 26 years Co but on Friday, the Mientjes family closed the doors for a final time.

The family business first began in the Buss and Turner arcade as a mini photo lab.

Jeanette Mientjes said the business moved into its location on Barolin Street, opposite the post office, after eight years, and branched into internet services three years after that.

Mrs Mientjes said they had seen a gradual decline in business with the emergence of digital cameras.

One day a tourist wandered in looking for an internet cafe, sparking the idea.

C[pounds sterling]We started with three computers and it grew from there,C[yen] Mrs Mientjes said.

The last of the Cosy Corner's 14 computers was packed away on Friday.

Mrs Mientjes said the decision had been made to close the business after a downturn in trade, so the family could get out before they had lost everything. …

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