LINCRAFT shoppers will have to look elsewhere to find their craft and sewing supplies when the Port Macquarie store closes.
March 26 is the Lake Road store’s last trading day but the retailer is keen to open another store in the Port Macquarie area.
It’s a matter of finding the right location.
Lincraft national marketing manager Jeff Croft said Lincraft was approached by someone who wanted to purchase the freehold and the offer for the Lake Road site was just too good to refuse.
“It was a commercial decision based on the price they offered, and as part of the deal, they wanted vacant possession,” he said.
Mr Croft said Lincraft was looking to re-establish the business at another site.
That site has yet to be determined.
Lincraft is seeking a more central location and a bit smaller store than the Lake Road site.
“We found the people of Port Macquarie are a really good mature customer base for us, that’s typical of the country,” he said.
Mr Croft thanked the staff members for their service.
The Port Macquarie Lincraft store, which opened in 2009, sells goods including craft and sewing supplies, home furnishing and haberdashery.