Name: Sue Clohesy
Business address: 37 Langtree Avenue, Mildura
Facebook: Rose Harvest
Open since: June, 1995
A love of home decorating, plants and flowers has translated into 24 years in business for Sue Clohesy.
Rose Harvest has evolved over the years from a mix of antique and French-style homewares to the latest modern styles, with some eclectic pieces thrown in for good measure.
But one thing has always stayed the same, Sue only stocks items that she herself would proudly have on display in her own home.
“That’s how we work. I wouldn’t have anything in here that I don’t love,” she says.
Wandering through Rose Harvest isn’t just about shopping, it’s an experience, and one Sue is only too happy to help guide people through.
“We do that a lot here. People bring in a picture of a room and we can help style and fill it with things they love,” she says.
“And I’m happy for people just to come in, wander around and de-stress.”
From Rose Harvest’s beginnings on Sixteenth Street, Irymple, in 1995, the store has changed location five times, and Sue says the current Feast Street location feels just right.
“We are very happy in our current location in Feast Street, being amongst the happy vibe of cafes, restaurants and specialty shops,” she says.
“Our customers love being able to wander through the shop, discovering something new each visit.
“Our store is brimming with all kinds of things for home decorating, garden accents, fresh flowers and linen clothing.”
Having been in business for more than two decades, Sue is grateful the store has built a strong and loyal following, with many customers now her close friends.
Other than your own store, what is your favourite shop within Mildura City Heart?
“My favourite store in the City Heart is Collins Booksellers. I love books!”
What is Mildura City Heart’s best kept secret?
“Wander through and find yourself stopping to listen to the talented musicians playing in the mall on any given day.”
What does shopping local mean to you?
“Shopping local is so important in our beautiful city. We are well supported and appreciate our customer loyalty. Our CBD would be a very empty place if our stores disappeared as a consequence to online shopping.”