The Business Beat- June Edition


Here’s what’s been happening on the Ipswich business scene during the past month.

Cute to Boot opens in Ipswich
Ipswich welcomes a new business arrival to Brisbane Street, in the form of Cute to Boot- your one stop shop for all things baby! The charming boutique is covered wall to wall in beautiful soft animals, sweet trinkets, wooden play sets, gorgeous dolls and a wide variety of quality shoes, hats, clothes and baby blankets; everything you could need for creating the ideal nursery. For slightly older children there is a cosy reading nook complete with comfy armchairs and a whole library of gleaming books, so you can peruse while your little one is amused.
Formerly exclusively online, owner Toni Cochran decided to open the store to offer people the shopping experience, citing that the ability to try things on and change your mind is crucial to a satisfying purchase. Cute to Boot has been open for six weeks and has enjoyed an excellent reception. Pop in and say hello!

Tower Central Cafe
Those who enjoy the delicious and well priced meals available at Tower Central Café will be happy to know that the family run business is going nowhere soon.
Tower Central is about to celebrate its sixth year in business and is enjoying a busy turnover. Owner Gary says that while the Nicholas street reconstruction has put the main street into limbo, it hasn’t affected Tower Central in any great capacity; rather, the ongoing problem of lack of parking is his only concern, an issue he has been unable to reach an agreement with the council for.
The Tower can thank it’s excellent position, nestled amongst Bendigo and the Post Office for customer opportunity and the lovely and exciting menu options-made by his daughter Tara and son-in-law Michael, who are both professional chefs, for the steady demand.

Carl’s Junior Bundamba
Bundamba is making a name for itself as Little America, with another retail addition that originated in the United States. Carl’s Junior, the famed hamburger joint has found a new home opposite Costco in Bundamba and has been open for business since May 10, when it celebrated opening day by giving away 500 free cheeseburgers with every purchase.
The restaurant offers a menu filled with burgers, lettuce wraps, novelty chips, ice cream sandwiches and ‘hand scooped’ milkshakes – everything you would expect to find at an American diner.
The decision to build the business in Bundamba was driven by employment opportunities and the predicted growth of the area.
The Bansal Group, who made their name operating IGA supermarkets and who have already opened eight Carl’s Juniors, say they plan to open 50 of the hamburger restaurants across Queensland.