Well, actually Korumburra butcher Geoff Whykes has been counting the days until he could finally open his new-look butcher shop in Commercial Street and today, Wednesday, November 9, 2016, is finally the day!
He’s got the meat cases stacked up with some great-looking meat – so get in there!
Many people will remember it as the day Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. But not Geoff.
Earlier this year when a Woolworths’ truck tore off the front veranda of Geoff’s butcher shop, and also wrecked Elders’ office next door, who could have believed it would take Geoff more than eight months to see the repairs done and the shop opened again.
“I kept my licence and we were trading out of the back of the shop and I must thank all those people who stuck by me but it was less than ideal,” said Geoff today.
“We’ve had to chase more wholesale work while we waited but we’re back up and running today.
“We’ve got all the meat up but I’ve got to tell you it was a bit of an effort. I’m a bit rusty.”
Still, for all the wait and the hard work on the day, the meat in the refrigerated front window and meat case inside looks fantastic and Geoff’s first customers were in the shop well before the official opening time.
“It’s great to be back in.”
So, after eight months and nine days, Korumburra Quality Meats is back in business and the shops that both the butchers and Elders have resumed business in look a million dollars too, a big improvement to the ‘Paris end’ of Korumburra. Good luck Geoff and the team!