Folk flood Cooper's hardware store
COOPER'S Home Hardware experienced a flood of a different kind on Saturday as it had its grand reopening.
The shop was devastated by the floods, but you would hardly have known it as hundreds of people flocked through the doors to snap up some reopening specials.
Owner Steve Cooper said he was thrilled with the community's support.
“It went fabulously,” Mr Cooper said.
Mr Cooper said the reopening specials were very popular with the shoppers.
“We had people fighting over things,” he said.
But he said while the shop was recovering, there was still a long way to go yet.
“We have about $150,000 of work left to do.” Mr Cooper said.
“We have to replace a lot of fixtures. It all looks shiny and new but the fixtures will start to rust soon.”
United Tools next door, which was also affected by the floods and reopened recently, held a day of specials to coincide with the grand reopening at Home Hardware.