Border business forced to partially or completely close during the COVID-19 pandemic are going to need the community's support as they reopen, one manager said.
Emma Harrison of Wodonga's The Goods Shed said the business was preparing to reopen on June 1 after the Victorian government's announcement this week.
She said because the Shed has three distinct eating areas that can be closed off fully, they would be able to have 60 people at the eatery - 20 in each room and 20 outside.
"We're very excited to get people back in the venue, it's been great being able to bring to Shed to people but it'll be nice to have people back in the pub, to have conversations and actually pour beer into a glass for a change," she said.
Miss Harrison said the Shed had been offering take away services during the pandemic and would continue to do so.
She said eateries, cafes and bars had been doing it tough the past few months under coronavirus restrictions.
"All businesses have taken a hit at this time, but we've been very privileged [that] our patrons have continue to support us," she said.
"We haven't really had a quiet evening, we've been pretty busy with takeaway."
Miss Harrison said it would be great to see the community come out to support businesses once restrictions ease.
"It's very important," she said. "As a small community Albury-Wodonga know how important it is [to support businesses].
"We like to encourage people to support us and through us they're supporting small breweries and wineries around the area."