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Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:20 am
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Windmill Educational Toys and Equipment to close Norwood branch unless someone buys it
It’s game over for a toy store that has served Adelaide’s east for 35 years — unless it finds a new buyer before Christmas.
A long-standing Adelaide toy shop is on the brink of closure after 35 years in business.
Windmill Educational Toys and Equipment at Norwood has announced with “much regret” it will close its doors at Christmas unless it can find a buyer.
The company, which started in Melbourne in 1977, opened The Parade shop in 1984.
Windmill owners Annabel and Roger Richards are retiring but their daughter has taken over the Melbourne shop.
“It’s been a marvellous business for that length of time,” Mr Richards, 79, said of the Norwood outlet’s 35 years of trade.
“There’s an enormous opportunity there for somebody who has got some passion and who knows the industry.”
He said the sale deal would be on a “walk-in, walk-out” basis, including all stock.
The shop employs four staff, including manager Therese Kennedy, who has been working for Windmill since 2013.
She said the shop had loyal customers representing different generations of the same family.
If Windmill closes the only toy shop left on The Parade would be Kidstuff.
Bethany-Kate, 5, on a slippery slide with Winnie the Pooh at the Windmill toy shop in 1986.
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NSW, where there is a mega fire burning for weeks now. NSW RFS, who have had their funding cut this year by tens of millions of dollars, are sending us fire fighting planes.
What a disgrace.
The former fire chiefs with their campaign, putting aside their PC climate change rhetoric, are 100% correct we need a national approach so that all states and territories have the resources and equipment able to fight fires. Whether you think it's all natural cycles of the planet or man made or helped along by mankind, whatever, it's an utter disgrace and shows how shambolic we are, when we need to get reinforcements from a state that's currently experiencing what NSW is.
We need more of those Boeing tankers that the NSW RFS has bought. When you look at the overall cost of buying it, and hiring a crew for 10 years, I think it was under $30 million in total, it's a very wise and cost effective investment.
We need those big Canadair tankers, that fly low and scoop up water.
More of the Ericson Skycranes.
I saw a photo recently from NSW, where they brought out a water carriage vehicle that looked like it was from the 1960's.