Store on mission to bring in dough
WARWICK’S pizza supply has been bolstered once more, with the re-opening of the Domino’s franchise on Albion St this week.
Store manager Jeremy Winlaw, whose parents are former Warwick residents, has a couple of goals – one of them involving a monopoly on Warwick’s pizza industry.
“I hope to one day run the only pizza shop in Warwick,” he said yesterday.
“It’s a competitive town for pizzas and I hope to do that by selling perfect pizzas.
"We also have a brand new store and brand new staff.”
Mr Winlaw, who is a lively 20-year-old, said he had been in the pizza-making industry for more than one-quarter of his life.
“I’ve been with Domino’s for five or six years – I started when I was 14,” he said.
“I’m managing the store now but I’m in negotiations to buy the business.”
The newly-renovated shop has created jobs for 20 new staff-members, who all began this week.
The operating hours of the pizza franchise are also different, opening at 11am each day and closing at 11pm week-nights, and at 1am on weekends.
In other business news on Albion St, renovations are continuing on the former second-hand store two blocks down, opposite Ergon.
The building’s owner John James said the future of the store was not set in concrete right at this point.
“There’s no tenant for the shop at this stage and we haven’t advertised it for lease,” he said.
“We’re just working on getting it renovated.”
The renovations include the laying down of a new floor, suspended ceilings and new wall coverings.
Mr James said the finished product would be just under 300m2 of showroom space and another 100m2 of work space – a building that would suit a number of businesses.
“It’s got quite a lot of options as to what it might be useful as,” he said.
“We’re leaving it open at this stage.
“It would definitely suit a number of businesses, especially anyone selling bulky goods.”
The business had operated as a second-hand and antique shop for about 15 years, with a number of different owners.
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