DESTINATION WARWICK: Business determined to put us on map
FOR Gardens Galore owner Sue Hoffman, new openings don't just keep her doors open, they ensure Warwick remains a destination location.
Today's reveal of her two latest endeavours, a gelato store and a women's boutique, are proof of the business owner's drive to survive, even in the most unlikely circumstances.
"We're still on water restrictions, and Covid restrictions, but Clint (her son and co-owner) and I had a vision that would really work to help the business support itself," she said.
"It doesn't fall in your lap, you have to work hard for it and pick the ball up, roll with it and work through this to get over the line, you and all of your employees with you."
The gelato store boasts scrumptious licks from Maleny Food Co.
The boutique, named Amapola, stocks exclusive wears from unique brands such as Hetho and Co and were chosen specifically to appeal to a gap in the Warwick market.
"It's about putting Warwick on the map," Mrs Hoffman said.
"We want to make it a sought-after destination to drag people into our shire and showcase who we are and what we do."