Restoration of an eyesore complete

RESTORATION of the old servo eyesore on the corner of Wood and Wallace Sts is complete.

But before the Liquor Legends bottle shop can open its doors, $147,000 worth of roadworks need to be completed.

Owner of the site, Tony Prentice has been waiting more than half a decade to see the shop restored.

The project was officially given the tick of approval in May last year, after a long process of seeking approval from Transport and Main Roads and Southern Downs Regional Council.

Mr Prentice said he is now awaiting another meeting with Main Roads before proceeding.

Before the bottle shop can open, traffic islands and median strips need to be upgraded. Along with the bottle shop there is also room on the site for an additional food outlet.

"We are at an advanced stage with a national retailer for the lease of the remaining floor space," Mr Prentice said.

The Wood and Wallace Liquor Legends will be the second satellite outlet operated by the Criterion Hotel.

The site has been home to a bus terminal, service station and even a restaurant.

The property has been sitting empty for close to 20 years.

Around five casual jobs and two permanent positions will be available when the bottle shop and food outlet open.

The vacant block in Wallace St, next door to the site, is not part of the development.



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