Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

No Sign of Closing 15 Years Later; Sauers Looking to Expand the Nursery Section

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

No Sign of Closing 15 Years Later; Sauers Looking to Expand the Nursery Section

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IF DAVID and Annette Lade hadn't stepped in at the turn of the century, Cooroy wouldn't have a produce and garden store.

The couple bought the business, working out of an old Sauer's family building, in June 2001.

"We bought it to save it from closure," David Lade said.

The business, which was established in 1963, was earmarked to be closed down but he and his wife took a punt and invested their own savings into it.

Due to the dedication and hard work of the couple and their staff, the Cooroy store started to expand and grow.

The couple commissioned a major renovation of the building in March 2006, and today, 15 years after they took it on, the store is the major supplier of garden and rural supplies to the Noosa hinterland.

"We service all of the small acreage farms and households in the area," David said.

The rich soil in the hinterland makes it perfect for food produce and to run livestock.

Cooroy store has a wide range of products, teamed with the friendly service local people have come to rely on. …

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