Organic food store on the menu
BUSINESSMAN Ian Kinsey had been looking for a new challenge, and found it in organic foods.
The former Blackall man is in the midst of renovating a building in Rockhampton to get an organic food store under way.
Go Vita, on Fitzroy St, will sell organics and other products run alongside a SPAR supermarket.
Mr Kinsey said the shop would give residents the chance to shop organically, as well as picking up the necessities at the supermarket.
The business is a different challenge for the 53-year-old who is no stranger to running a business.
In Blackall, Mr Kinsey runs a 5-star supermarket, clothing store, pharmacy and furniture store.
And despite a downturn in the mining industry, Mr Kinsey is confident the business will be a success in Rockhampton.
"People are definitely tuned into organics and there are other people doing it, but not in a supermarket as such," Mr Kinsey said.
As for the location in south Rockhampton, Mr Kinsey is hopeful the business will take off with only a nearby Woolworths as major competition.
"There's a big Woolworths in the area, but we are different (from them)," Mr Kinsey said
"I'm hoping that people from all over Rockhampton come to the south side to grab their organics."
Mr Kinsey is hoping to have the store up and running by late December with the Go Vita organic store set to open first.
The SPAR supermarket will follow shortly after the opening.