OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Coffee Club store manager Sandy New, Nerida Stevens, Kristy Cook, Laura Perry, Jodie Bernardin, Marie Cronin, Ashliegh Afualo and Geo Harrison are ready for business at the new Port of Airlie store.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Coffee Club store manager Sandy New, Nerida Stevens, Kristy Cook, Laura Perry, Jodie Bernardin, Marie Cronin, Ashliegh Afualo and Geo Harrison are ready for business at the new Port of Airlie store.

Coffee Club open at Port of Airlie

THE first of the retail stores to operate at the new Port of Airlie development opened on Wednesday.

The Coffee Club is the first store to open at the new marina development after 25 staff were trained over the past few weeks.

Coffee Club general manager Allison McKay said she was excited to have the first store to open in the precinct.

“It is really exciting because we are going to be able to watch it all happen,” she said.

“We have got prime seats.”

She said she was impressed with the calibre of applicants for positions at the store and had the difficult decision of choosing from about 100 applicants.

The store opens up onto the waterfront of the marina.

This Coffee Club will operate as a complete al a carte restaurant and will be licensed.

An exclusive Billabong retail store will be the second business to open in the precinct and is set to open in July.


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