New in Business: Revive

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Revive shop owner Sue Cowan in the shop at 93 Yarrow St. Photo: Sanda Jukic

Name of business: Revive

Owners: Sue Cowan and Murray Thomas

Business: Revive offers a large range of well-priced gifts and homewares, and also do graphic designing, logos and rebranding, photo restoration, shabby chic chalk-painted furniture, mirrors and picture frames

We called it Revive because we wanted to revive your home, your business and your photographs. Our shop has been set up to let our customers have something that is unique. Each frame or piece of furniture that we revive is different, so nobody else has one quite like it. We are keen to design artwork and stencils for people to use on their own furniture for that distressed look and will be increasing our range of accessories in the near future. New to the market is a Nordic Decor Paint range by Raewyn Stewart Design, that we have been lucky enough to be able to stock. We also offer to paint other people’s furniture and mirrors. Our shop changes daily and it never fails to amaze us how quickly customers become lovely friends

Date business started: February 1, 2017

Why Southland? Southland has always been our home. We love the friendliness of the people, they have strong personalities and quirky natures. They give compliments easily and seem to be enjoying having a business that offers facets that are out of the ordinary – even a little bizarre

Why now? Having been employed as a graphic designer in the printing industry since 1995, I felt like it would be great to be able to combine several resources and offer different options within the same space. With a lot of help from my fiance Murray Thomas and some very close friends, we have revived the corner shop. You can check us out at 93 Yarrow St, Invercargill, phone (03) 214 061 or like us on Facebook Revive. We’re not too shabby.

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