Signalling confidence in city with store’s service expansion

RENOVATED: Wayne Carroll of Cignall chats to Terry Ahern about the expansion of the business to become a sub newsagent and a NSW Lotteries agent. Picture: Kieren L Tilly
RENOVATED: Wayne Carroll of Cignall chats to Terry Ahern about the expansion of the business to become a sub newsagent and a NSW Lotteries agent. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

When two nearby newsagents closed down, Wayne Carroll recognised an opportunity for his business.

Mr Carroll and his wife Cherie operate Baylis Street business Cignall, which has recently been renovated to enable to the store to operate as both a sub newsagent – stocking Fairfax newspapers and popular magazines –  and a NSW Lotteries agent.

Cignall originally opened in the Wagga Marketplace in 1995, but was moved into larger premises in Baylis Street 10 years later.

Mr Carroll said he remained committed to having a store on Baylis Street, and believed there was still strong demand for traditional retailers.

He said being on Baylis Street allowed his business to have larger premises and carry more stock.

With the new status as a sub newsgency and NSW Lotteries agent, Cignall is now open on Sundays.

“People are coming in and saying that they love being able to get their smokes, newspapers and lotteries in one spot,” he said.

BRICKS AND MORTAR: The Cignall store in Baylis Street has been renovated to offer NSW Lotteries tickets and act as a sub newsagency.

BRICKS AND MORTAR: The Cignall store in Baylis Street has been renovated to offer NSW Lotteries tickets and act as a sub newsagency.