A new business is set to open its doors in Goulburn.
The old Barbeques Galore site will be home to a discount store that is expected to open by next month.
The owner of the store, Gurpreet Singh, lives in Sydney but saw an opening in the market in Goulburn and decided to open the store in the city.
"Luckily for us, everything fell into place and we got the necessary permissions to open the store here," he said.
"Work on setting up the store will start this week and we will be employing around 15-20 locals for part-time positions at the store."
The news of the opening of the retail store Silly Solly's store comes after a number of other stores announced their decision to close their doors.
In May this year, brands like Rockmans and Strandbags announced the decision to close their stores in Goulburn.
The Rockmans store announced the decision after failing to negotiate a new leasing agreement, an employee of the store said.
"We have received a lot of support from the community over the years and are sad to close down under circumstances that are beyond our control," the employee said.
The closure of the stores had sparked a conversation about what more can be done to retain businesses in the city.
Meanwhile, according to a recent audit undertaken by Goulburn Mulwaree Council, the shop vacancy rates in Goulburn have decreased.
The total CBD vacancy in the first quarter of 2021 was 8 per cent, decreasing from 9.5 per cent in December 2020.
The Auburn Street vacancy decreased from 11.4 per cent last year to 10.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2021.