The main street of Featherston has had a good few shops open recently. There’s some down one end and some down the other with quite a few empty shops in between.
Here’s some ideas to fill those gaps…
- A boutique cupcake shop with magnificent flavours and wonderful icing that people come from miles around to buy.
- A shoe shop that also sells tights and socks. The range will run from petite shoes to really big shoes.
- The Community Centre should move into the old pizza place on the main street, which would have it’s front wall replaced with huge French doors that can open onto the main street. A huge set of steps would also run along the front wall.
- An arts recycling centre like the one in Palmerston North.
- A bookshop (for new books)- a tiny little one with great books and comfy chairs.
- Some kind of laundromat with a token system where the richer people in the town can buy tokens and leave them so the poorer people (or the ones with no morals) can use the dryers to get their clothes dry in winter.
- To turn the Featherston zen garden (giant gravel pit in the middle of town) into a park with trees and chairs but one that can also operate as a sit-in outdoor movie theatre.
- A backpackers that offers cheap but cool accommodation so people can visit and easily stay without spending a fortune.
- A fruit and vege co-op that also sells jams, chutneys and good grains and staples and that would buy people’s excess local produce (lemons, fennel, that glut of tomatoes) and sell them to other people.
- A boutique coffee roaster that supplies local cafes.
- A florist – one that sells fancy florist flowers but also has nice homegrown bunches.