Interest in Naseby store

A potential owner is taking ''serious interest'' in the Naseby general store, but plans for a community-owned store are still going ahead, Naseby Vision chairman John Crawford says.

He could not reveal who the person was or where they were from, but they were completing due diligence to find out if the store could be resurrected.

He did not know the person's full plans. Having a private owner for the store would be the ''ideal scenario''.

A Naseby Vision subcommittee was still working towards presenting a proposal for a community-owned store to the group's annual meeting on Labour Day.

The store closed on September 20 for the first time in 150 years.

Mr Crawford said limited supplies of milk and bread had been available from the Black Forest Cafe in Naseby and the Otago Daily Times was available from an honesty box.

Postal services for the township would continue in the hands of a private contractor.

leith.huffadine@odt.co.nz

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