The former KFC building undergoes some renovations in preparation for its new store.
The former KFC building undergoes some renovations in preparation for its new store. Emma Channon

Warwick's economy on the rise

WARWICK’S economy continues to strengthen post-floods, with a number of businesses close to opening and mounting interest in franchises for sale.

On Wood St, the former KFC building is looking less like the fast-food chicken outlet as work continues in preparation for the new store.

Lessee Geoff Schnitzerling, who’s brother David Schnitzerling owns a real estate business in Stanthorpe, was reluctant to divulge much information as of yet.

“It’s not like we’re opening in a fortnight, but I can say it’s not going to be chicken,” he joked.

Mr Schnitzerling owns the Quart Pot bakery outlets in Stanthorpe.

When asked whether the rumours were true about his new shop in Warwick being a pie shop, Mr Schnitzerling was just as vague.

“It might be but then again it might not be,” he laughed.

Around the corner, Eagle Boys Warwick is still for sale and owner John Rye said interest was getting stronger for the franchise.

“We’ve had three or four people showing interest and we’ve expanded the advertising to the internet,” he said.

“We don’t have a deadline we’d like to sell by though. It doesn’t matter whether we sell the franchise because Eagle Boys will definitely stay in town.”

In other pizza news, The Domino’s shop on Albion St is yet to be opened after the renovations.

A spokeswoman said the company had not confirmed an opening date but more would be known next week on its timing.

Keep an eye out on Tuesday’s edition of the Daily News for more updates.



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