I posted recently about how cool it was to have Coles open, it made Derrimut feel like a real suburb. Over the past couple of weeks some of the other shops in the centre have started to open so this morning we all (we must have looked like Jehovah Witness’ walking up the street) went for a walk. I found the takeaway place around the site are almost ready to open, the $2 shop is doing a thriving trade and the tatts/news agent is open.
Rae is particularly happy that there is a fruit and veg place open. She’s already commenced the charm offensive to win the owner over and the kids scored a mandarin. Sadly it looks like our trips to South Melbourne market will become more infrequent, although the call of a Sunday morning calzone will still be strong, but we’re locals now, with local shops and that’s a good thing.