'It's been an iconic store...it needed to be brought back'
IF YOU have had a chance to visit Rose City Shoppingworld this week, you would have noticed the smell of the Carvery.
The food court favourite has returned with a bang and is back to serve up beloved dishes.
Just like the shop, the owners aren't new to Warwick.
Cheryl Colley, who also owns Mussels, said the comeback had been positive.
"We just wanted to resurrect an iconic business in town,” Miss Colley said.
The new Carvery opened its doors on Saturday.
Miss Colley said customers were shocked and happy the store was back.
"It's part of people's daily lives in Warwick, it was a thriving business and is a big part of Warwick culture,” she said.
The previous owners closed the shop suddenly a few months ago.
"Our heart went out to Neil (Parfitt) and his family, you don't want anything like that to happen to anybody,” Miss Colley said.
"The opportunity came up to open it again and we took it.
"It's a chance anyone would take.”
People have been lining up to get a peek at what the new store has to offer.
Happy customers ranged from children and to the elderly.
Miss Colley said roast meat and gravy sandwiches, chicken chips and cups of pork crackling had been the most popular so far.
She said a massive family effort was to thank for getting the business off the ground.
"My three kids have done so much to help, my 13-year-old has been working and serving at the new store,” she said
"We all just want to make people happy with the food we serve.”
Apart from the usual favourites, a cake counter has also made the cut, for those with a sweet tooth.
"For so many years it's been an iconic store in Warwick, the food court needed it to be brought back,” she said.
Previous owners Neil and Helena Parfitt have reopened the Rose City Carvery at the Glennie Heights Store on Horsman Rd.