Hope in sight for resilient Hastings Street businesses
FINALLY, Hastings St businesses are beginning to see a light at the end of the long and dark COVID-19 tunnel.
In the lead up to school holidays, Hastings St Association president Emma Hull was pleased to announce businesses in the popular tourist spot are getting great support.
“Businesses are relieved to see Queenslanders supporting Noosa, particularly Hastings St businesses,” she said.
“The street is looking at its best with both Council and businesses using the downtime to upgrade and carry out maintenance work.”
Demonstrating their great resilience, Ms Hull confirmed no businesses shut down during the coronavirus restrictions.
“We have had two new businesses open in the street,” she said.
While there is finally a way forward, Ms Hull stressed the importance of adhering to safe COVID-19 practices.
“We appreciate the support and ask that people respect the efforts being made by businesses to implement government restrictions and new COVID operating guidelines,” she said.
“We ask they respect physical distancing and personal hygiene measures to ensure that Hastings St continues to be in a position to welcoming and look after all.”
“We are hoping, by Hastings St businesses managing this effectively with the help of our visitors, that ultimately our borders will open and we can welcome our interstate visitors which will have a flow on benefit to our whole community,” she said.
“Businesses have been doing it tough in the months leading up to this, with a lot of pressure on owners and staff to adapt, modify their business model and stay strong.
“Hastings Street traders have risen to the challenge and it is once again returning to the vibrant welcoming beautiful place it is known for.”