For the next month or two the Sunnycliffs Store will be opening 24 hours on weekdays during the annual Grape harvest.
Proprietor Adam Dunstan said he had the idea last year to cater for the night workers involved with the grape crush and overnight truckies but wasn’t in a position to do it.
But this year he started on Monday night, opening overnight and he was pleased with the opening night response.
“Trading was quite good after midnight when a lot of the harvesting was just getting underway”
“We just put a post on Facebook on Monday and it’s attracted a lot of reads since.”
The store has a range of food available such as fish and chips, hamburgers, souvlaki and salad packs.
“We will probably do it for the next two months to coincide with the wine grape harvest and we will see how it goes.”
Adam Dunstan took over the store from Trevor and Sue Sparkes five years ago and now operates it with his partner Danya Baldwin and a number of good staff.
“While the closing of the primary school has been disappointing for locals. the pupil numbers had dropped to around 15 but it hasn’t really affected us that much as we still do lunches for the St Joseph’s Primary down the road.”
This year Adam Dunstan will be taking a break from football - last year he worked with the reserves grade team helping coach Cam Peters, who has got the task again this season.
Along with the 24 hour trading weekdays, the Sunnycliffs store will open until 8pm Saturday and their normal Sunday hours of 8am to 2pm.
Sunnycliffs store and Post can be contacted on channel 36 or by phoning 50 24 1910 for orders in advance or just call in and say hello.