Business boom in town’s CBD

Daryna ZadvirnaNarrogin Observer
Dale Stewart in the hairdresser’s chair.
Camera IconDale Stewart in the hairdresser’s chair. Credit: Daryna Zadvirna

Businesses have been blooming all over Narrogin CBD in the past month, bypassing the recent retail recession in surrounding towns.

Last week Camomilla Hair Studio became the fifth new business to open in town in the space of a few weeks.

Homewares store The Rustic Vault and eco-friendly retailer Wild & Waste Free were the first to open at the start of last month, followed by the Country Wok takeaway and Unique Graphix.

Camomilla Hair Studio owner Sarah Ducker had been hairdressing for eight years in Narrogin before she decided to become her own boss.

“I just wanted my own space and environment and I wanted to spend longer on my clients, which would not be possible as someone else’s employee,” she said.

“What I loved about this place was the open space and all the natural light, which shows the true appearance of hair colour.”

Ms Ducker said her new salon also featured furniture from the Rustic Vault and window signs from Unique Graphix.

Shire of Narrogin chief executive Dale Stewart and Narrogin Chamber of Commerce president Bevan Steele recently visited the new businesses to present them with a welcome pack and wish them success.

“The confidence being shown by new retailers is fantastic and it’s demonstrated by them placing their footprint in our main strip,” Mr Stewart said.

“It gives us great confidence and hope in where Narrogin is heading and that Narrogin’s retailers are going down a really positive path.”

Shire president Leigh Ballard said Narrogin was getting some great new shopping choices.

“The district is really getting behind the new businesses in town,” he said.

“It’s really important to continue to look and buy local first to attract new and expand existing businesses to make our CBD vibrant, interesting and welcoming.”

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