Seven new and exciting businesses in Gladstone

HERE are seven businesses recently opened in our region, or are planning to very shortly, that we think are pretty darn exciting:

1. Sole Seeker 4680

SOLE Seeker 4680 opened in Tannum Sands this week.

The shoe, sports and leisure shop opened on Garnett Rd, near Say Espresso.

The store stocks Puma and X-Blades as well as all major skate and scooter gear.

2. The Hook and Chook

THINK fresh takeaway fish and chips, and gourmet burgers and you'll get The Hook and Chook.

This new gourmet takeaway shop will soon open at the Night Owl Centre.

Their menu has a range of fish cooked crumbed or battered, some roast chickens and a list of burgers.

For $12.50 you'll get the 4680 burger, which has a beef pattie, cheese, maple bacon, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion and chipotle mayo.

For an extra $2 you can get the Holy Sheep with a lamb pattie, grilled haloumi, grilled onions, tomato kasundi and baby spinach.



3. The Dock at East Shores 

GELASPRESSO at East Shores is having a facelift, with the owners turning the eatery into a gourmet lounge bar.

They're expected to open as The Dock at East Shores by the end of this month.

Already they have shared some of their menu items on Facebook, including a soft shell crab burger.


4. New cafe at Goondoon St

A Gold Coast couple is opening a cafe on Goondoon St, Fresh Fix Cafe. 

The seasoned restaurateurs Tim and Janene Cree, have started to build their dream cafe on Goondoon St.


5. Aldi

YES it's been a long time coming - but construction is continuing at the Aldi site on Breslin St.

The discount supermarket originally lodged a development application with the Gladstone Regional Council in December 2014.


6. Officeworks

IF you love stationery you will be happy to hear that Officelworks is coming to Gladstone.

The retailer will open on Hanson Rd in the building that was formerly Sassi Furniture.


7. Alex and Ander the Label

HERE is one for the fashion lovers. Three Gladstone residents are creating a fashion boutique Alex and Ander the Label. 

Already they have a significant following online, with more than 1000 likes on the Facebook page.

They have shown "sneak peaks" on what styles to expect from the boutique, sharing behind the scene shots from their photo shoots.