Even the new owners of the Walbundrie pub haven't been spared border closure drama.
The Walbundrie Hotel will reopen as soon as the new publicans can cross the border into NSW from their home in Melbourne.
But for Adam St John and Lindy Curran, their tree-change to the country town has hit a few road blocks due to the coronavirus pandemic lockdown.
"We are just really excited to get up there and open to pub for the community," Mr St John told The Border Mail.
"Unfortunately we are currently living in Melbourne and can't seem to find a loop hole to move up there just yet.
"But we are ready and will do all the right things to get there safely and hopefully open the pub really soon."
Ms Curran hails from Albury and after losing her job due to COVID-19, the couple decided it might be time for a change.
"Lindy went up there to have a look at the pub and put an offer in that day, even before I had seen it.
"We just fell in love with the place.
"And particularly the community - we really want to bring it back to its former glory and spruce the place up a bit.
"We don't really know when we will be able to open just yet but hopefully given we will be changing the pub to our primary residence that can be sometime soon.
"We are ready to start pouring beers for everyone - being COVID safe of course."
Former owners Lynn and Chris Langridge served their final drinks on March 15 after running the pub for seven years.
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They had to make the decision to close the hotel due to health issues.
"Chris and Lynn have been great with handing everything over and introducing the community to us - we wish them all the best," Mr St John said.
"There will definitely be some local employment opportunities once we reopen.
"And we are probably looking at the kitchen being open Thursday to Sunday to start with.
"But we will be guided by the demand of the community and hopefully we can attract people from Albury and Wagga and those bigger towns to come for a drive and check us out."
Mr St John said while he knows country pubs rely on business from football clubs, he said they weren't concerned the 2020 season isn't being played.
"I have already spoken to the footy president and we know the community will support us as much as we support them," he said.
"Hopefully the season goes ahead next year and we can be involved to some extent."
The couple said there are plans for renovations and are keen to re-introduce live music to the hotel.