Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Vote of Confidence in CBD; Terry White Chemmart Makeover Signals Plans to Stay Put in Ipswich

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Vote of Confidence in CBD; Terry White Chemmart Makeover Signals Plans to Stay Put in Ipswich

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Byline: Darren Hallesy darren.hallesy@qt.com.au

ANYONE who still doubts the potential in the Ipswich CBD needs to spend five minutes with Bob Slater.

When he and his son Todd were told their pharmacy near the old Woolworths was going to be demolished due to the redevelopment, they didn't put it in the too hard basket.

Instead, they saw a positive and exciting opportunity.

The doors are now open at the new Terry White Chemmart in the Ipswich Mall, and Bob has invested in what he thinks is proof that the glory days are set to return to the area.

"For 38 out of the 40 years I've been in business, I've had a pharmacy in Ipswich, so it's been a big part of my life and I can only see good things in the future," Bob said.

"Some people sell Ipswich short; this place is the best," Bob said. "The city heart is coming back to where it should be. …

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