MIND YOUR BUSINESS: Clever Owl starts roosting in the post office

Unique game store The Clever Owl has finally found a home.

ICONIC VENUE: Kim Morgan and Jamie Gardoll have moved their The Clever Owl business into the Orange post office building. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0410jkowl1

ICONIC VENUE: Kim Morgan and Jamie Gardoll have moved their The Clever Owl business into the Orange post office building. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0410jkowl1

Owners Kim Morgan and Jamie Gardoll have moved their business into the Orange Post Office in the space previously used by Gloria Jean’s coffee shop.

Ms Morgan said it was their second move in a few months but they were happy they now had a long lease.

“We started in the City Centre [but] in the centre we were only a casual tenant, we were on a short term lease,” she said.

We have quite a different range of things.

Kim Morgan, The Clever Owl

“We started looking for somewhere and we found the Post Office.”

However, they had to find a temporary home while they waited for the Post Office to be ready and moved into Anson Street.

“It’s been really good, the foot traffic is a lot higher than Anson Street,” she said.

Ms Morgan said the heritage building gave the shop a good feel.

“We have quite a different range of things, we’ve got board games that start age two plus,” she said.

Ms Morgan said that while digital and online games were popular, board game were holding their own.

She said board games were great family activities.

“The most common ones for families right now are Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, the Game of Thrones and ones from the children’s games brand Haba.”

DEALER AWARD

SUCCESSFUL: The West Orange Motors team with their awards, Justin Howarth,
Connie Goldsack, Aaron Daniel, Kylie Daniel and Stephen Thomas. Photo: Supplied

SUCCESSFUL: The West Orange Motors team with their awards, Justin Howarth, Connie Goldsack, Aaron Daniel, Kylie Daniel and Stephen Thomas. Photo: Supplied

West Orange Motors has beaten every regional Hino truck and bus dealer in Australia to claim the company’s Regional Dealer of the Year award.

Dealer principal Commercial Vehicles Aaron Daniel said the award was announced at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney on Saturday night.

“It was amazing, it was really good, obviously we worked pretty hard,” he said.

Mr Daniel said the regional award not only covered country areas but also Newcastle, Wollongong, the Gold Coast and Darwin.

He said it was based on a range of factors.

“It’s everything. They have a massive matrix of criteria that adds up to get to that award,” he said.

BRAND CHANGE

BIG BUSINESS: Cumulus Wines is the 16th biggest wine producer in Australia. Photo: Supplied

BIG BUSINESS: Cumulus Wines is the 16th biggest wine producer in Australia. Photo: Supplied

Cumulus Wines is to become Cumulus Wines again.

The largest producer in the Orange region and the 16th largest in Australia, was Cumulus Wines before re-branding to Wine Insights.

CEO Cameron Crowley said it had now changed back with new packaging to be launched later this year.

“The Cumulus brand is synonymous with Orange, Australia’s premier cool climate high elevation wine region,” he said.

“The move to revert to Cumulus Wines builds on our history.”

Its brands include Rolling and Climbing.

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