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Fruit and veg store signs long lease

THE green army behind a successful community campaign to stop an independent fruit and veg store being replaced with a major liquor retailer, are celebrating another success with the Swan View Fruit and Veg shop granted a seven-year lease.

Swan View resident Lynda Goldschlager said she was delighted the shop owners had negotiated a long lease with the Charter Hall Property Management Group.

“Thousands of locals have told the Shire of Mundaring, Coles and Liquorland that their preference is for fruit and vegetables over alcohol,” she said.

“We love shopping at the Swan View Fruit and Vegetable shop for fresh food and excellent customer service.

“Small business is important to the WA economy, big businesses need to be mindful of this and we are delighted our hard work and determination forced the correct outcome.”

Save Swan View Fruit and Veg Shop facebook group member Jen Adele Schelfhout thanked the community for their support.

“We will be keeping this facebook page open just in case we need to band together and fight again,” she said.

“But in the meantime we will run weekly specials and post every Friday and competitions to promote healthy eating.

“The community is amazing we couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support.”

By Sarah Brookes

About Sarah Brookes

Sarah is an award-winning journalist (2016 WA Media Awards - Best Three Suburban Newspaper Stories) who has covered our Mundaring and Kalamunda editions since 2011. She went to Eastern Hills Senior High School before studying chemistry and biology at university. Staring down a microscope two years into her degree she realised a future in science wasn’t for her – journalism was. Sarah lived in Europe before re-settling in Darlington, where her family has lived for three generations, with her two children. She has worked for various government agencies and Media Monitors. Sarah is a media junkie who loves talkback radio and devours the weekend papers.

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