Buyers snap up property at Lucy Cole Prestige Properties auction event

first_imgPrincipal Lucy Cole said she believed the 2017 outlook for the Gold Coast property market was positive. Picture Mike BatterhamLUCY Cole Prestige Properties took a list of 15 properties to auction at the agency’s sixth annual alfresco auction on the weekend.Principal Lucy Cole said about 150 people including 40 registered bidders turned up to the event last Saturday where the team sold about $8 million worth of real estate.The agency sold six properties under the hammer including two above the $1 million mark.“There was a lot of spirited bidding on the day which was great to see,” Ms Cole said.“Two of the sales were above reserve which was also promising to see. We had another three that sold prior to auction and we have another four under negotiation now.” Auctioneer Scott Harman in action. Picture Mike BatterhamMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMs Cole said there were a range of buyers including international, interstate and local.Among the sales was an apartment in The Waterford building at Main beach. The three-bedroom apartment, which has 360-degree views of the Coast, fetched $1.85 million under the hammer. The crowd wait for the hammer to fall. Picture Mike Batterham A crowd of about 150 took part in the auction event. Picture Mike Batterham Auctioneer Scott Harman engages with the crowd. Picture Mike BatterhamA four-bedroom waterfront house at 11 Riverbank Court, Ashmore, also sold for $1.4 million.Ms Cole said she believed the 2017 outlook for the Gold Coast property market was positive.“I think it’s looking very healthy — there’s a buzz in the air and it’s very exciting.“Buyers want to be involved in our marketplace.“They can see that we’re moving forward.”last_img read more

No. 7 Coffee House makes debut in downtown Wellington this week

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — No. 7 Coffee House most certainly has opened with an eye-popping debut in downtown Wellington.The new coffee shop, located at 115 S. Washington, opened Monday featuring an array of coffees, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and pastries in a modern-day setting in the building where Pea Pod Consignment used to be.It all came with a vision from two friends almost a year ago.“I had always thought Wellington needed a place for people to hang out especially those of faith,” said Steve Kemp, co-owner of the No. 7 Coffee House. “But I was always working on the railroad and didn’t have the time.” But then came retirement and he and his good friend Kim Mraz started discussing one day about how great it would be to open a coffee shop. It was an idea they couldn’t let go. “Initially, I wanted to use the Tanning Salon building (on U.S. 160), but it became occupied,” Mraz said. “So we kept praying about it and this place became available.”The building, which was refurbished by Wellington developer Tom McAlister a few years back, got a second renovation when Kemp and Mraz and their spouses made the investment. A new wood floor was built, a kitchen was configured, and coffee stands and cabinets were constructed. And before long it had a look like a modern-day coffee shop that could give the best of them in Wichita a run for its money.The place has been packed since its opening Monday as the restaurant features a niche of different coffees and unique healthy food items.“We just built on each other’s strength,” Mraz said. “Steve was big into coffees and I handled the food. God brought us together and it has been a great fit.”The ownership of the new business is made up of three couples of Kemp Mraz LLC and includes Bill and Sherry Upton.Mraz said that the restaurant will fill a niche of healthful items not previously served in Wellington including for example gluten free oatmeal cookies with raspberry chunks, nitrate free deli meats, etc.Kemp will offer a wide array of coffees from foreign countries to upscale variety of teas.No. 7 Coffee House at 115 S. Washington is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. That may change once they get three more employees, who will be back from Spring Break.It will be worth your stop whether it be a quick stop before going to work, or having a leisurely breakfast or lunch.Check out more pictures by Samson Ledesma of No. 7 Coffee House here.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (15) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +17 Vote up Vote down Heather · 282 weeks ago Took my daughter for a brunch date! Had a really great breakfast sandwich and my Daugherty a cappuccino! The environment was amazing…great friendly service! Good prices…will definitely be back!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 282 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down Gary Tucker · 282 weeks ago What a great place to meet! Beautiful suroundings and the nicest People on earth. Give them a shot!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 282 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 282 weeks ago ARe they open on sat? Report Reply 0 replies · active 282 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 282 weeks ago Looking forward to trying this new establishment out. I think the choice of being in downtown is better than the old tanning salon. Report Reply 0 replies · active 282 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Vickie · 282 weeks ago Very nice! This is going to be such a nice asset to our community! I’ve been twice, and will continue to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and very nice people working there! It’s a great place to stop in for a morning cup of coffee on your way to work! Be sure to try it!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 282 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Guest · 282 weeks ago I ate lunch there yesterday and the food was amazing! Report Reply 0 replies · active 282 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Coffee Connoisseur · 282 weeks ago My friends and I usually head to other towns just for the experience of awesome coffee and environments, but this place is actually as good as- if not better than- any others we’ve been to! It truly feels like you’re “not in Kansas anymore,” if you know what I’m saying! So excited for this to be in our town:) Report Reply 0 replies · active 282 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 281 weeks ago A question I have that I don’t see covered in the story is, where did the name come from? Report Reply 1 reply · active 281 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Charlotte Brooks · 281 weeks ago I do believe the No.7 is from it being God’s favorite number and Steve stated this was a place for people to hand out especially those of faith. It’s an awesome place and something Wellington really needed. I have spent lots of money at College Hill in Winfield and I am glad to keep my money right here in Wellington now. Report Reply 0 replies · active 281 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Especially · 281 weeks ago “Especially those of faith” is the part that really bothers me. Is it such a horrible idea for a coffee shop to be open for all people whether or not they believe in the same thing? I suppose we are in the bible belt though so it doesn’t entirely suprise me. I will go try their coffee regardless because of curiosity and joy of coffee. Report Reply 2 replies · active 281 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. 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