Thursday December 7, 2017
Trailer decision brings cartload of prosperity
Lawyers to swap courtroom bar for musical bars
Lucy Boldarin, co-owner of Lucia’s Trading Post, with her son and co-worker Jordan Beyer-Rieger. PHOTO: Jamie Adams By Jamie Adams
Taking the less conventional route has paid off for a Miramar food vendor. Lucy Boldarin says investing in a trailer to sell breakfast and lunch meals at the Miramar Cutting entrance has been worth the cost. Lucia’s Trading Post has been operating on the wharf near the intersection of Shelly Bay Road, Cobham Drive and Miramar Avenue for four months. Although Lucy’s full name is Luciana, her business is actually named after her grandmother Lucia. She and husband Phillip Natoli wanted to start a family business selling Mexican-style food along with sandwiches, homemade bak-
ing and barista coffee, but found setting it up in a conventional suburban building was not as easy as they thought. “We looked for somewhere in Miramar for one-and-a-half years but the council have new restrictions [for businesses] regarding fire protection and none of the landlords were prepared to pay for that compliance.” They decided instead to rent a private space on the waterfront, and even though there were more upfront costs due to the need to buy a trailer as well as the equipment, Lucy says the very visible location has made it a success. Much of their clientele are commuting cyclists, many of whom have certain dietary requirements that they can cater for.
“We have a vegan nachos and vegan quesadillas. We also do vegan muesli and gluten-free buckwheat crunch,” Lucy says. Lunchtime on the weekends is their busiest time and she expects business to boom once the new Cobham Drive cycleway is completed, especially over the summer months. “We’re also hoping to start selling real fruit ice cream. They should be available by Christmas. The car parks will be back by then.” She and her family are stalwarts of Miramar, having lived here for more than 50 years.
A group of Wellington lawyers will ditch the seriousness of court proceedings to indulge in a bit of festivity for charity. Counsel in Concert is based at Crown Law and has been running since 2009. The choir and orchestra are comprised of lawyers and other legal professionals from throughout the Wellington region as well as law staff from Crown Law, augmented by members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Wellington. Each year Counsel in Concert performs a big charity concert at the end of the year raising funds for the Child Cancer Foundation. This year’s programme celebrates significant musical anniversaries, and features works by Monteverdi (450 years since his birth), Telemann (250 years since his death), Gershwin (80 years since his death) and the Beatles (50 years since Sergeant Pepper). Counsel in Concert has commissioned arrangements of the Beatles songs from a young Wellington arranger, Daniel Hayles, especially for the event. The programme will be conducted by Owen Clarke.
All proceeds from the concerts will be donated to the Child Cancer Foundation, which has been the recipient charity for each of its major concerts since 2009. One of the organisers, Merran Cooke, says the group is proud to be associated with bringing help to those suffering from cancer, and their families. “Every week more than three children in New Zealand are diagnosed with cancer,” Merran says. “When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it is a stressful and expensive time for the whole family. “Right now the Child Cancer Foundation is helping over 500 families across New Zealand.” The foundation receives no direct funding from the government and requires at least $6 million from public donations every year, Merran adds. If anyone would like to support the project but is unable to attend the concerts, donations tagged to this event can be made online at: https:// createyourown.everydayhero.com/nz/counsel-in-concert
Lucia’s Trading Post is open Tuesday to Friday from 7am to 3pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm.
Come and support Miramar’s newest addition and enjoy Rich Coffee, our own blend of hot chocolate and delicious homemade sweet treats (including vegan and gluten free) which will not disappoint!
Available daily Beef nachos Vegan Nachos Pulled pork quesadillas Vegan quesadillas Coffee on the go from 7am Tuesday to Fridays and from 9am Saturday and Sunday. We our located before the cutting by Miramar Wharf – PARKING BEHIND
Catering available and REAL FRUIT ICE CREAM coming soon!!!
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