By JONATHON HOWARD
SOGO Bar Noosa owners Kathy and Lavi Gil have quashed rumours the Sunshine Beach Road bar was facing closure, as the couple continues lease negotiations with plaza management.
Mrs Gil said the family-run business was “here to stay” but she was awaiting word about a new lease from Noosa Junction Plaza management.
Noosa Today attempted to contact plaza management, but they declined to comment on behalf of the owners at this stage.
Mrs Gil said the closure rumour had been circulating for almost two years.
“We are here to stay,” she said.
“We’ve got some great events coming up including our Octoberfest on Saturday 11 October, and our Halloween Party 31 October.”
Meanwhile, business activity in Noosa Junction is showing signs of improvement following several positive reports from new businesses.
A new bakery/cafe was also set to open near the Commonwealth Bank and was expected to be open in the next two weeks.
Kimchi Korean Restaurant has also reported a positive response from locals and visitors, following its opening at Arcadia Street off Sunshine Beach Road, about a month ago.
Kimchi manager Insun Kwak said the locals and visitor had responded “positively” to the Korean restaurant’s menu.
‘It’s been going really good. And everyone has given us positive feedback,” she said.
Noosa Junction Traders president Sue Pollard said an application had been completed and submitted to Noosa Council to operate a regular farmers market on Arcardia Street.
“The application is with council and we expect to see it on council’s agenda in the coming weeks,” she said.
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