A new business is set to open in McNamara Street this week.
Thread the Needle with 4 Fat Ladies is set to open in the former cafe site next to Grocer and Co Organics and will host an opening day on Saturday between 10am and 2pm.
The sewing, patchwork and quilting business is being opened by co-owners Jaqy Grey, Donna Knight and Tammy Lyne.
"We've had a passion for patchwork and sewing and anything crafty for a long time," Miss Grey said.
"Tammy had a shop in Blayney that shut down with the drought, Donna and I are nurses by trade.
"There's Spotlight and one other shop and we thought there's a need here for it."
Miss Grey said the business would sell material and wool and eventually plans to run classes.
"We will have a little corner that will have a little sit and sew if people want some company while they sit and sew," she said.
"We have a long-arm quilting machine as well."
Miss Grey said patchwork and sewing was a popular hobby and with more younger people taking it up she said the business would cater for them and has included newer brands of material.
The Royal Hotel has been back up and running with a fresh new look since hotels were allowed to re-open recently and new manager Adam Isbester said some new staff have been brought on as well.
Mr Isbester said among the staff who were brought back were casual workers who had not been entitled to the JobKeeper payment.
"Obviously we are on restricted number with social distancing protocols to follow," he said.
However, he said he received terrific feedback from regular patrons since they've been able to return and they've had to turn away potential diners when they reached capacity.
"It's really good to see these guys back and back enjoying life," he said.
Due to the need to maintain social distancing, the hotel is currently only open until 9pm and patrons have to sit down.
The Central West has only until Friday, July 3, to have their say in a new survey seeking to identify skills shortages across the region.
Regional Development Australia Central West says its Future Skills Survey will take around 15-20 minutes to complete but will provide a real insight into the region's needs.
Interested businesses and community members can complete the survey by visiting the RDA Central West website at https://rdacentralwest.org.au.