On Monday the 3rd of August long time Bribie Island locals took over the ownership and running of Bellara Newsagency. Angela and Darrin Kratzmann purchased the business off the previous owner’s Gayle and Darryl Ferguson who has owned the business for 6 years however sold due to retirement. Angela & Darrin Kratzmann said they are thrilled with the warm welcome they have received from customers, family and friends, “Everyone has been so welcoming and embraced us as the new owners,” said Angela. Angela and Darrin have spent over 30 years each on Bribie Island and have raised 3 children on the Island as well. “We love Bribie.” Said Darrin, “I was born and bred in Brisbane and have been coming to the Island since I was a baby, so when the opportunity to buy a business on Bribie came up, we couldn’t refuse.”

The new owners plan on making some minor changes to the store over the next few months including expanding the gift line on offer. Bellara News offers a good variety of lotto, scratchies, newspapers, magazines, cold drinks, groceries, Ladbrokes top-ups, parcel pickups, dry cleaning and more.

Bellara News is located at Shop 1/25 Benabrow Avenue in Bellara Arcade off the first roundabout as you come onto Bribie Island. For any further enquiries phone 3408 8285.