Murgon business expands its services
MURGON Betta Home Living owners Shane and Melissa Sippel want to keep the town's main street thriving.
And thanks to their latest expansion, another shopfront is in business.
The store officially opened its furniture section to customers this week.
The pair finally moved forward with the plans when an additional Murgon shopfront became available.
"We've been thinking about it for a few years knowing there is support," Mr Sippel said.
"You get sick of thinking about it and want to just do.
"There hasn't been a furniture store in Murgon for a little while."
Mr Sippel was also driven by a desire to keep Murgon's main street thriving.
"You don't want to have empty shops in the street. I think it's really important in every community," he said.
"It was there and we decided to have a go. You don't go out of your way to fill a shop for the sake of it."
"We're a main street town."
Mr Sippel described Murgon as a "resilient" town that had bounced back since the meatworks closed about a decade ago.
"Murgon and Cherbourg create their own little micro-economy," he said.
"The Murgon business community is always pretty upbeat.
"Everyone is trying to find a way and everyone works together."
The store officially opens on Friday.