Kath Logan has discovered that Millthorpe's residents are a curious mob, especially when it comes to what's happening at the Commercial Hotel.
Along with her brother Andrew Logan the pair have purchased the historic hotel and the locals have watching the progress at what's known as the 'Top Pub' with eager eyes.
"It really is a privilege to own such a great building with such a long history," she said.
The first step for them both will be to get the accommodation rooms prepared before moving onto the bar and restaurant area.
"Once we get the rooms ready we'll look at who we'll be marketing them to, either travellers or workers," Mrs Logan said.
The bar has been removed and the venue is being re-painted as they search for people to work towards building up the business - but there's plenty of work to be done before its doors can be opened again.
"We want to to find the right person that we can work with in the bar and restaurant that can bring some great ideas and some oomph," she said.
New financial planning business
A financial adviser has gone out on his own to start a new business.
Daniel Crump started Daniel Crump Financial Planning, which has slowly come together over the last few months, with a new office outfitted at Greengate shops on Prince Street.
Mr Crump worked for State Plus for 15 years and decided to try his luck with his own business.
Despite difficult economic circumstances isn't the worst time to jump into a new venture in his line of work, with the coronavirus-caused recession giving plenty of people financial insecurity.
It's something Mr Crump is trying to help people with, mainly focusing on retirement planning.
"The type of business is one where people are looking for a lot of reassurance," he said.
"They're thinking on if retirement plans need to be revisited."
He said it was a no-brainer to go into retirement planning.
"It's what I know best," he said.
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