23 closed businesses in Gladstone that we want back

WITH the start of a New Year and a number of businesses constantly opening and closing in the Gladstone region, The Observer took a look back of some of the businesses we would like to see re-open their doors.

If you're a newcomer to the region you may be surprised at some of the storefronts the region once boasted.

And if you have a suggestion, feel free to comment below or on Facebook, and we'll add it.

For whatever the reason for closure, whether the owners moved on, the business became a burden or the franchise closed completely, here's a list of businesses once opened in Gladstone that we would love to have back.

Gladstone Nightowl Centre:

  • The Great Australian Ice Creamery
  • Modscene
SCOOPING SUCCESS: Great Australian Ice Creamery owner Rod Kamholtz will be one of the 50 plus stall holders appearing at Saturday's Beach.Arts.Music (BAM) at Tannum Sands. Photo Brenda Strong/The Observer
The Great Australian Ice Creamery owner. Brenda Strong GLA310311BAMM
  • Cold Rock
  • Souvlaki Hut
  • Toyworld

Gladstone Beneraby Rd:

  • Gladstone Ten Pin Bowling
Bowling at the Gladstone Ten Pin Bowling. Brandon Wardle, 11. Photo Christopher Chan / The Observer
Ten Pin Bowling at Gladstone closed its doors late 2012. Christopher Chan GLA150412BOWL
  • Sea Urchins


  • Dymocks
  • Millers
  • Wendy's

Goondoon St

  • Chattin Cafe
Owner of Chattin Cafe
  • Scotties Restaurant
  • Vino Vino Italian Eatery

Boyne Island/Tannum Sands

  • Coffee Club
The Coffee Club will close its doors after years of serving locals.
Tannum Sands Coffee Club closed its doors late last year.
  • Lilac Lillies
  • Mitre 10
  • Gone Bonkers


  • Gladstone Cinema Drive Thru/Up
  • Dick Smith
  • Crazy Clark's
  • Indian Brothers
  • Eureka Street Furniture
Gladstone's Indian Brothers Restaurant has closed its doors.
Gladstone's Indian Brothers closed its doors. Frank Knight / Facebook