The Byng Street Local Store and Cafe is expanding business with two stores to open in Lucknow and the new DPIE offices in Prince Street.
Jeremy and Juliet Norris have taken over the former Two Fat Ladies and Molly's Lollies shops in Lucknow with the aim of creating a new coffee and homewares venue just out of Orange.
Larder and Home will open on Saturday.
"We've been talking about doing it for years," he said.
"It will be The Base, it's a nod to the old Base Hospital.Jeremy Norris, Byng Street Local Store
Mr Norris said the Larder-part would provide coffee and food while his wife's adjacent Juliet Horsley Home store would sell home furnishings.
He said the tables and chairs customers used to eat the food, and the cutlery and plates they used would all be for sale.
Mr Norris said his wife had retail experience in homewares in Melbourne and Mudgee.
"We were presented with an opportunity we decided to take," he said.
"I think Lucknow is a destination. It's close enough for people to come from Orange. It's a 10-minute drive from Orange," he said.
Mr Norris said they were completing work on creating car parking for 90 cars at the site as part of the upgrade of the site.
He said the businesses would be open from 7am-4pm daily.
Mr Norris said they were planning classic car Sunday morning events and live acoustic music on Sundays.
Meanwhile, he will also be opening a coffee shop inside the Ian Armstrong Building, the new home for the DPIE and other government departments, in Prince Street.
"It will be The Base, it's a nod to the old Base Hospital [which was on the site before the new building]," he said.
Mr Norris said the two new businesses would create five new jobs in the area.
"We're starting an eight-week fitout in two weeks," he said. Mr Norris said he hoped the ground floor coffee shop would be open before Christmas.
He said he was also expanding into Dubbo next month opening a hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in the old Dubbo post office building near the Old Dubbo Gaol museum.
It will be called Jimmy Barnet's after the colonial architect James Barnet.
Mr Norris said these ventures extended his business portfolio to six with the Byng Street Local Store, Cafe Bloom at the Bloomfield Medical Centre and the Coffee Cart at Orange Hospital. He has sold a Bathurst store, The Brilliant Street Cafe.
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