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Beloved Noosa newsagency to shut its doors after 13-year journey

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After more than 80 years, it's the end of an era for a Noosa newsagency.

Newsextra Noosaville on Gympie Terrace will sell its last newspapers and scratchies when it shuts at the end of June.

A newsagency has been at Gympie Terrace serving Noosa locals since 1939.

Owners Bob and Bridgit have managed the shop for the past 13 years with the pandemic and rising costs forcing them to close.

“It pure and simple finance, we can’t make it viable despite our best efforts,” Bob says.

“We’ve had two years from hell as everyone knows. We stuck it out through that.”

Bob admits it was a difficult decision to call it a day and revealed what he will miss most.

“The customer relations. We love it here, we love having interactions with our customers and the community in general,” he says.

Bridgit took to social media to thank the community for its continued support.

“We would like to thank our very loyal customers who have become our friends over the past 13 years,” she wrote.

“You have stuck with us through thick and thin and we have shared your ups and downs also.

“To those of you who have dropped your change in to support our many charities we thank you. We hope you have enjoyed your lamingtons on Aust day, posies on Mother's Day, Anzac biscuits and Santa letters.”

Bob says they’re keeping all their options open for the future.

“The most common asked question is ‘what are you guys going to do’ and all I can say at the moment is just let the dust settle.”