While Lithgow's business scene on Main Street has had its tough moments, there are those that still find it a great place to set up shop.
Recently, Lithgow local Adam Taylor has opened a restoration business, known as 'Lithgow's Restorations' in the top end of Main Street.
The store which has been opened for nearly a month now has seen good foot traffic, according to Mr Taylor.
"I have sold heaps now, lots of chairs, lounge chairs, there would only be a couple of items in here that is left over from when I first opened," he said.
"Everything turns over well."
The idea for a restoration business came to Mr Taylor because a friend of his in Windsor had something similar.
"They always say 'do something you love and you never work a day in your life' so that's what I am doing as I get older," he said.
"I love furniture and I love people and it is just a whole lot easier then running a cafe."
Mr Taylor stopped running his cafe over 18 months ago but his flare for business is still very much alive.
When you step into the store, you feel like you are taken back in time, "or you've just stepped into Nanna's house", Mr Taylor said.
"I love doing this and it is something that nobody between Lithgow and Windsor is doing," he said.
"A lot of people from this area now don't have to travel, they can just come here."
Mr Taylor sells items such as door handles, window latches, hardware for renovating a period home, a smattering of second hand furniture and art deco LED light lamps.
"I get my stock from two companies 'Superior Brass' and 'Tradco' and most orders come within two to three days," he said.
In the future, Mr Taylor would like to open up the floor plan of the building, to put a cafe in the store as well.
"I have always loved this space, and it is the right size, because I have enough stock to go bigger but I like replacing it as I go," he said.
"If I have to buy more quickly I would have to close up shop."
Mr Taylor said that residents were more then welcome to come in and choose from his catalogues or just to see the showroom.
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