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There's plenty of movement in the business sector at the moment with one new shopping precinct on the hunt for an anchor for its flagship food tenancy. 

A burger operator would be the perfect option to fill the external
A burger operator would be the perfect option to fill the external "flagship" food tenancy. BBS

New food precinct on hunt for the best burger joint



An online business has upgraded and now has premises in the Top of Town. 

Antoinette Mobbs of The Cake Mobb.
Antoinette Mobbs of The Cake Mobb. Cordell Richardson

Cupcake baker opens pop-up in Top of Town



An iconic Ipswich pub has hit the market.

David McLean in the Coronation Hotel.
David McLean in the Coronation Hotel. Rob Williams

Family calls time on popular Ipswich pub


And an historic Ipswich business, the Bakehouse Steakhouse, has been resurrected. Watch the video here. 

Bakehouse Steakhouse co-owner Nick Stevenson.
Bakehouse Steakhouse co-owner Nick Stevenson. Cordell Richardson

Exclusive look at the new Bakehouse Steakhouse


In the coming days we'll bring you news of three new businesses opening in Ipswich and we've heard whispers of another one shutting up shop.

Make sure you head to the website to stay on top of all these stories and more and of course watch your inbox as we'll alert you as the stories come in.

Shannon Newley, Editor