The first general store to be established in Te Atatu was owned by a Mr Illingsworth. Back in the day, a general store wasn’t just a place to get supplies,
it served as a meeting place for the locals.
By the 1930’s the peninsula community grew to 50 houses, along with a hall, a school and a church. Mr Illingsworth added post office facilities and a petrol pump to the store and it remained at the heart of community life.
Just like Mr Illingsworth, we are all about community. So come in, grab a beer or
a bite and enjoy your local restaurant & bar.