Friday night and the lights are low…

Though I could be wrong, I think this is the only fully operational restaurant in Lismore’s CBD. You can get takeaway from a few different places, but Yings Chinese & Thai seems to be the only restaurant offering dine-in. 

So last night, we did our best to support a local business by having a meal there. It was very tasty, super cheap, and very busy.

Yings Chinese and Thai in Keen Street, Lismore
Sweet and sour pork at Yings Chinese and Thai in Keen Street, Lismore
Having a beer at the Metropole Hotel, Lismore
The Metropole Hotel (pic) and Mary G’s have reopened with pub food.
Lismore Pie Cart
Actually, the pie-cart is also operating during daytime hours.

Three months after the floods, only a handful of shops have returned.

Civic Hotel, Lismore
Looking through the window of the Civic Hotel on Molesworth Street, Lismore

There was a story last night on the local TV news about Big W reopening next Thursday. Bunnings has a temporary outdoor store, and everyone’s hoping they’ll re-open soon. When you’re doing a home renovation, Bunnings comes in pretty handy. The closest Bunnings is about a 30-minute drive away in Ballina. There’s a temporary store also at Woolworths Central. Other stores will reopen next month, the report told us, though it’s obvious it will take a long time for things to return to normal.

Wondeful piece of public art in Lismore
Wondeful piece of public art in Lismore

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