Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Shop Closure Provokes Varied Reactions

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Shop Closure Provokes Varied Reactions

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A NUMBER of Morning Bulletin users have been vocal online about the latest Stockland Rockhampton store to shut its doors in the past six months.

Souvlaki Hut (pictured), a Greek fast food outlet, joined Crazy Clark's and the News2U Agency when it closed down yesterday because of unknown circumstances. Attempts to contact the franchise partners were unsuccessful.

Rumours were circulating that the franchise had gone into receivership, and also that rent costs at Stockland Rockhampton were unaffordable.

Here is what our online users had to say:

Rockyfella from West Rockhampton: $300,000 a year in rent? You'd probably have to sell 1000 kebabs a day just to break even.

equarights from Central Queensland Mc: Stockland is by far the best place to make money but the key is having the right type of business to do that. Obviously Greek food isn't the "flavour of the month", so to speak. I'm a great believer that you have to spend money to make money in business but only if the business is drawing revenue to sustain the outgoings. …

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