SOMETHING’S Brewing is set to close its doors this Friday.
Unless a buyer is found before the end of this week, the little tea and coffee business in Ulladulla’s Oldest House will shut shop as its owners leave the district.
Joseph Stanaway has operated the shop for more than six years and will be sad to see it close.
He is moving to Geelong in Victoria where his partner Georgia Carter has been working as a librarian for four months.
“I will be sad to see the shop close,” he said.
“I’m really hoping someone can keep it running because it’s such a unique little business.”
Joseph has built up a strong local following with tea and coffee lovers, including many who holiday in the area regularly, coming in to stock up on their favourite varieties.
Something’s Brewing stocks more than 70 types of high quality tea along with 10 gourmet coffee varieties and is the only shop of its kind between Wollongong and Melbourne.
Joseph also stocks tea and coffee cups, coffee machines, tea pots and a range of Polish pottery.
He said the little business in Green Street would be an ideal “second income” for a couple or family.
“It’s an iconic shop, based on the European style, and has a great feel about it.
“If someone took it over, I’m sure they’d enjoy it.”
The shop is leased from the Milton-Ulladulla Historical Society which owns and maintains the Oldest House moved from St Vincent Street to Green Street almost 20 years ago.
With a keen interest in music and culture, Joseph has run the Music on the Grass on the lawn outside the shop for the past few summers and is hoping that will continue under the guidance of Hamish Richardson.
He said he was “happy to let the business go really cheaply” in order for it to stay open.
While it has been one the market for a while, and has attracted some interest, Joseph said Friday is the deadline.
“If anyone is interested, they need to contact me this week.
“People could add their own touch or expand the online business that I am running.”
Joseph can be contacted on 4455 6996 or call into the Oldest House in Green Street.