Evolution CQ owner Tracey Andrews believes independant stores can survive seven-day trading.
Evolution CQ owner Tracey Andrews believes independant stores can survive seven-day trading. ALLAN REINIKKA

Local businesses will pull through

LOCAL business woman Tracey Andrews believes in Rockhampton and its residents enough to know they will always support their own.

It’s with that in mind that come tomorrow she will stand her ground and continue to deliver the best service she always has.

And Mrs Andrews, the owner of Evolution CQ at Red Hill, has a message for other independent stores panicking about Sunday trading – “don’t let the big stores defeat you”.

So to thank the community who has supported her business for the last three years she is offering 50% off everything storewide, including sale items.

“I’m in the position as owner that I can do deals and don’t have to call for a manager,” she said.

“I’m always willing to do deals – we’re the last of a dying breed.

“I’m prepared to bend over backwards to compete with the big stores.”

Evolution CQ opens every Sunday and even invests in local staff by hosting two TAFE trainees.

Mrs Andrews said by spending local the money will stay local.

“I have found Central Queensland to be very loyal when it comes to looking after its own, and here at Evolution CQ we pride ourselves on offering a level of customer service that is honest and down to earth which is exactly what Central Queensland is all about.”



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