AN Albury eatery will open an outlet south of the border within weeks, spurred by the global pandemic.
Greenstreat will open its third outlet by late September in central Wodonga.
It will employ 25 to 30 staff.
Jackson said the Wodonga store had been prioritised in view of the ever-shifting coronavirus restrictions on the border.
"If anything, the coronavirus pandemic has sped up our plans," he said.
"They kept putting in a hard border between Albury and Wodonga and it was disappointing for our Wodonga customers when they couldn't get to us; obviously we felt the need to hurry up for Wodonga."
Jackson said the High Street store would offer the same fresh and seasonal menu as the Albury outlet.
He said the Mann Central venue would have an open kitchen in its design.
"It will be the same menu as Albury in a new and improved space, offering highly seasonal and fresh produce," Jackson said.
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Jackson said the business had stayed the course during a challenging 18 months supported by the whole Border community.
"The Border community has backed us since day one, which has been incredible," he said.
"We've spent the last three years making sure our foundations are right so we can expand quickly when the time is right.
"Wodonga was high on our hit-list; in 2022 we'd like to open another store in Brisbane and Wagga will be the next in this area."
Jackson said even before the global pandemic people were seeking healthier food options.
"People want freshness, seasonality and transparency in their food choices," he said.
"We're working on making pre-ordering and delivery as efficient as possible."
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