Darren and Melinda Scheuer are known for being much more than the faces behind the independently-owned Bundaberg Furniture Court and Beds R Us store.
Their dedication to the community and their enthusiasm for the “live local, shop local” movement is something to be admired. It was this commitment that won them the 2021 Crush Community Spirit Award at the annual Business Excellence Awards.
That’s why it may come as a shock to some to learn they, along with their daughter Matilda, are preparing to say goodbye to the business they’ve spent 15 years building.
Darren and Melinda have made the difficult decision to close their doors in August because of ongoing staff shortages and their commercial lease coming to an end.
Always positive, Melinda said her family loved being in a position to give back to the community they grew up in and love so much. They remain thankful for the local business support they had always received.
“Our customers have seen us grow, from new business owners, then new parents, to more experienced and mature members of our community,” Melinda said.
“We have taken none of this for granted and will continue to remain loyal to our Region, and to fly the ‘live local, shop local’ flag.”