New owner for Villa Rouge

February 16, 2011

Two weels ago Chris Smyth became the proud new owner of “Villa Rouge” having purchased the business from Nancy  MacInnes.

Chris said that she has always loved Nancy’s shop and was very excited when the opportunity presented to buy it.

Chris Smyth

In explaining her reasons for purchasing Villa Rouge, Chris said “The children are old enough now for me to take some time to do something for myself. I wanted to give it a go!”

When asked about here palns for Villa Rouge, Chris said “I intend maintaining Nancy’s high standard of quality, while adding a lot of useful, practical kitchen ware. I will be continuing with the beautiful jewellery and resort wear.”

 Chris added, "Shopper will have the added benefit of being able to buy online when the Villa Rouge website is launched in the next few months."

Chris is off to her first trade show in a couple of weeks, so she is keen to have potential customers tell her what they would like to see on the shelves. “I want them to be able to buy what they want in Bingara,” she said.

Chris also said that “Nancy has been wonderful in the transition of Villa Rouge to a new owner. I’m looking forward to having her accompany me to the trade show, which she has kindly offered to do.”

Chris’ husband, Russell and children, Grace, Darcy and Joseph are all excited and supportive to see Chris behind the counter of Villa Rouge. Grace and Darcy have already pointed out what they would like Chris to bring home from the shop for them!

“I’ve had so many well wishers, I’d like to thank everyone for their support and kindness,” Chris said.