New owners stock Tassie food, wine

THE owners of Launceston's prestigious Stillwater restaurant have bought The Mill Providore and Gallery.

The co-owners took ownership of the gift store and its deli, located just above the Stillwater restaurant, on Tuesday.

The store and its gallery were previously owned by Susannah Torcasio and Denis Visentin.

The pair left the state on Sunday for a new adventure in Sydney.

Co-owner Kim Seagram, who will be the gallery's co-ordinator, said the Mill Providore would continue to showcase the best of what Tasmanian produces, with a focus on food and wine.

Fridges inside the store have been stocked with Tasmanian beers, ciders, yoghurt and milk, while the walls are stocked with the finest Tasmanian wine.

Tasmanian wood is also a big feature of the store.

``We really want to make this side of town hum and return it to a mecca of all things Tasmanian,'' Mrs Seagram said.

She said with Josef Chromy's revamp of the Penny Royal it would be a great addition.

Stillwater executive chef Craig Will said the deli had stocked many cheeses, breads and meats and would look at making platters for events.

Owners have called on the community to suggest ideas of what else they would like to see in the store.

``If you hear of anything or know anyone doing something fabulous, make sure you point them in our direction,''  Mrs Seagram said. 

The Gallery will continue to showcase the work of Tasmanian artists, with Nigel Lazenby's exhibition set to open on July 13, following Tony Martin's current exhibition.

Stillwater co-owners James and Bianca Welsh, Craig Will and Kim Seagram have bought The Mill Providore and Gallery. Picture: MARK JESSER

Stillwater co-owners James and Bianca Welsh, Craig Will and Kim Seagram have bought The Mill Providore and Gallery. Picture: MARK JESSER

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