Businesses find a way

by admin on July 22nd, 2018

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BOXED: Bruce Zippel with oysters getting sent to Ceduna to meet the demand for oysters following the cancellation of Oysterfest.WHILEthe cancellation of Oysterfest was a disappointment for the Ceduna community, many businesses did their best to meet demands and requests put on them late last week.
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Zippel’s Smoky Bay Oysters had been planning to open 1500 dozen oysters for the annual event.

Part owner Bruce Zippel said 750 dozen oysters had been processed when news came that the festival was cancelled, prompting immediate action.

“We immediately contacted a buyer in Adelaide who said they would happily take them,” he said.

With the lack of phone coverage, growers were left uncertain as to how many oysters needed to be processed.

Mr Zippel said there was a mix of sadness but relief once the news was known.

“We all believe the council made the correct decision considering the circumstances,” he said.

Smoky Bay growers were still kept busy as businesses selling oysters were faced with an increasing demand from visitors hoping to try the local product.

This included the Ceduna Oyster Bar which promoted ‘Oysterfest Rebooted’ as it served oysters to customers until about 5pm on Saturday.

Owner John Hill said the business struggled with the demand for oysters on Thursday and Friday but was restocked and ready for Saturday.

“People are happy in an unhappy kind of way and we are trying our best to accommodate them,” he said.

Mr Hill said Trent Stott and Dallas Power deserved thanks for helping the Oyster Bar meet customer demand.

The cancellation was hard news for Ceduna’s accommodation facilities which normally haspeople book months in advance to attend the Oysterfest.

The Ceduna Foreshore Caravan Park experienced cancellations of 15 per cent of its bookings within four hours of the news breaking.

Co-manager Marty Andrews said if phone lines were working it would’ve been higher, but the park still worked to meet the needs of its guests.

“Overall everyone is safe and well and we are trading as normal,” he said.

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