Cache diner on track to reopen new stores after fire destroyed everything

A new chocolateria and cafe-restaurant variety store are set to take up shop at the Cache diner by early spring.

The revamp has been months in the making, owner Anthony Chambeyron said, since the venue saw thousands of dollars worth of damage in a fire earlier this year.

“We’ll have an updated cafe and small variety store at the premises,” he said.

“We’ve been working hard with a lot of local businesses and providers with the rebuild itself and also with the new stores.

“We have secured a local pastry chef who will also be running Charlies Chocolateria and Patisserie that we’re opening as part of the new build.”

About 60 new jobs will be on offer between the venues, ranging from chefs, to casual waiters, and full time cafe staff.

“We’ve kept a lot of our full time staff who were here before the fire,” Mr Chambeyron said.

“Some of our casual staff did leave but we think its going to be a really great opportunity, regardless.”

The patisserie will have a capacity of about 140 people, while the cafe-restaurant variety store should hold about 180 people.

It was a “shame,” Mr Chambeyron said, to see the fire destroy the venue and it’s been a “tough” couple of months starting from scratch again.

“The process from the fire has almost been a complete internal rebuild,” he said.

“We’d really like to thank the Wagga public, they’ve been really supportive throughout the whole process.

“Whether it’s been through feedback, wanting to know when we’re opening, or if they can lend a hand, they’ve been fantastic.”

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