Veggie Boys in Mosgiel will close at the end of the month.
Co-owner Marty Hay said he was disappointed but the Bush Rd
store was not economically viable after almost two years of
Three months after opening, business became difficult when
the store went through a costly process to obtain a resource
consent to operate, he said.
At a Dunedin City Council hearing last year, a submitter
expressed concern about Veggie Boys setting a precedent that
would allow grocery stores to operate in rural areas.
The council considered any perceived precedent was limited
and granted a consent.
The four staff had been offered work in other Veggie Boys
stores in Dunedin, he said.
Veggie Boys Mosgiel is at Wal's Plant and Fun Land. The owner
of Wal's, Clive Wallis, was overseas and could not be reached