Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Naked Bean There, Done That Says Owner

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Naked Bean There, Done That Says Owner

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NO MATTER how good it is, nothing can last forever. That is why Greg Whyman and Anne Booth's time as owners of popular South Grafton pizza restaurant The Naked Bean is coming to an end after 11 years.

The bustling business is currently on the market for $85,000 negotiable.

While Mr Whyman will be sad to let it go, the Pillar Valley resident said he was ready to invest more time in other pursuits and passions.

"I just feel it's time and I think I'm a bit past it at my age," he said.

"I'm ready for someone younger to take over and have a crack. We've done breakfast, lunch and dinner here for years. It's always been more of a lifestyle thing for me."

The oven-baked pizza isn't the only thing that has drawn people to the spot for so many years. Open mic nights on Wednesdays have offered budding musicians the chance to get on stage, many for the first time.

Familiar Clarence Valley names such as Tullara Connors, The Stained Daisies, Joe Terror, The Ninth Chapter and Siobohan Corcoran have all performed at the venue. …

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