Changes to Pleasant Point's business landscape

Pleasant Point's Legends Cafe will be up for auction on Tuesday, March 28.
KOREN ALLPRESS

Pleasant Point's Legends Cafe will be up for auction on Tuesday, March 28.

Pleasant Point's business area is in the throes of change as a pair of operations close and another underscores a dramatic transformation. 

A new restaurant has taken the place of a sports bar as a shoe store prepares to close and another premises goes under the hammer next week.

The Legends Cafe building is set for auction next Tuesday, after the business ceased trading earlier this year. 

Owner Steve Casey could not be reached for comment but the realtor selling it said there had been some interest.

"It's been on sale for some time as a business, with land and buildings plus the business," Farmlands Real Estate agent Eddie Moir said.

"We haven't found a buyer so far for that, so the owner's closed the cafe and it's now being sold just land and building."

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It was "anybody's guess" as to how much it would go for Moir, who was not privy to the reserve price, said.

He believed Casey wanted to travel: "He's owned it for quite a few years ... I think he thinks it's just time for him to move on."

The Timaru District Council's rates database lists the property as having a rateable value of $315,000, though this was last assessed in 2014.

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Meanwhile, Pleasant Point bar Steam on Inn has recently been transformed from a sports bar to an Indian restaurant.

Eli Cummings in December said he was planning to sell the business, which he had owned for five months.

However, he instead closed the sports bar and re-opened it as an Indian restaurant on March 15.

Restaurant manager Piyali​ Chakraborty​ said the restaurant was doing well.

Comfy Shoes on Main Rd was closing after running for 28 years.

Business owner Mark Dyer declined to comment but on the the business' Facebook page said he and Denise Dyer were retiring.

The post did not specify when the store's last day of trade would be.

 - Stuff

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