TIME TO LEAVE: Rae Labudda has run a disposal store on Kingaroy St for 19 years. She says it's high time the old building she leases is demolished.
TIME TO LEAVE: Rae Labudda has run a disposal store on Kingaroy St for 19 years. She says it's high time the old building she leases is demolished. Michael Nolan

Tenant happy to see decaying buildings go

FOR the past 19 years, Rae and Brian Labudda have run a disposal store in the retail building opposite the courthouse on Kingaroy St.

During that time the building has slowly fallen apart. There are white ants in the walls and awning is starting to decay.

Mrs Labudda made the decision to move out about four years ago and those plans have been hastened by landlord Gary Barron's decision to demolish the building.

"The building is starting to fall down so we had to find somewhere else. Everyone is finding somewhere else,” she said.

"We're slowly moving out - our main shop is in Wondai.”

Through the years the Labuddas have run the store on Kingaroy St, the business has declined.

"As far as customers go it's not as busy as what it used to be, but I haven't got the amount of stuff we used to have,” she said.

The move to the Wondai Traders site would be big, with thousands of items to be transported.

"I'm hanging out here as long as we can because we don't have room,” MrsLabudda said.

"Putting in new buildings may help, but Kingaroy just doesn't have the industry like we had, and that brings people.”

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