Cooking up new business

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Queenstown’s Graeme Jackson (right) has a bun in the oven.

Not literally, but the local real estate manager has a new baby in the form of his latest business venture.

Jackson’s recently taken over The Bakery on Shotover Street and together with wife Tessa plans to revamp it.

“I believe there are some opportunities there to enhance it and develop a locals’ market as well as
a tourist market.”

Jackson, who helped form Southern Lakes Real Estate, will still be involved there but his priority initially is to put his management skills to use at The Bakery.

Having briefly worked in a bakery several years ago, he’ll focus on customer service while building a strong team of bakers around him, he says.

Stage one of the shop revamp is expected to be complete before winter.