Aurora General Store & Cafe

A jam-packed day full of activities and friendly characters will launch the new convenience store ‘with a twist’ at Aurora – VicUrban’s flagship sustainable development.

Aurora General Store & Café, offering a fully-catered café, delicatessen and mini supermarket services is expected to be opening its doors to the public on 4 June, 2011.

VicUrban General Manager Urban Communities, Rob Vines, said the new convenience store at Aurora will provide amenities for the residents of the more than 600 homes that are currently occupied.

“From early June, residents at Aurora won’t have to drive too far to get their everyday goods. This store/cafe will not only cater to the community, but will become an excellent point of contact for residents to meet and socialise with their families, children and neighbours.”

Owners, Bill and Norma Abdallah and their four children, who recently moved to Aurora, are thrilled to be able to open their business with a bang in their own community.

“Paddle-pop the Lion and friends are coming down to join the launch festivities. Face-painting activities and a jumping castle (weather dependent) will also be on offer to keep the children happy,” said Bill Abdallah.

Bill and Norma have worked in the store/café industry for a number of years, previously opening cafes in Derrimut and Caroline Springs, so they are well experienced in providing multi-services in a one location.

“The Aurora General Store will provide all the normal services plus greeting cards and newspapers and an ATM. The café will have an onsite chef and an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. When the kitchen closes there will be baristas making coffee and pre-made foccacias and bread (delivered daily) on sale till closing time.

“The store also has a mini deli section providing cold meats and cheeses” said Bill.

Bill and Norma Abdallah are thrilled to not only be living so near to their business, but to also be living in Aurora as a community.

“Aurora is such a great place for families. It is a new area and it’s growing. We moved here because we saw an opportunity for setting up our business, but we could also see a bright future for our children. We just love the green atmosphere and parks in the area,” said Bill.

The Aurora General Store will launch on 4 June, 2011 at (12-2pm)

Aurora General Store opening hours will be Monday to Fridays 6.30am-9.30pm (with the café opening from 6.30am-3pm), Saturdays 7am-9.30pm and Sundays 7.30am-9.30pm (with the café opening at start times till 3pm)

Source: VicUrban

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