'Busy Bee' community service

'Busy Bee' Culture of Community Service

When people in Como were talking about the 'Busy Bee Deli', there were two things they always said. "Gem and his family are really nice people," and "He always remembers me, my name, and what I like."

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A terrible crime against a hardworking family

The night of the blaze, Tuesday, 13 October 2015, Gem left the shop as per usual, at around 8:10pm. 3 hours later, Gem received a phone call from a regular customer who lives next door to the shop.

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History of the 'Busy Bee Deli'

Gautam ‘Gem’ Gautam bought the Busy Bee Deli on 9 May 2014. At that time, the shop was fairly run down by its previous owner, a single mom without staff. When Gem took over, customers suddenly noticed a lot of positive changes.

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On Tuesday, 20. March, 11am - 3pm we will meet for a 'Busy Bee Community Sizzle'.

It's all about keeping the spirits and the community going. We will talk about what happened, is happening and still needs to be done. There will be a BBQ with a distinctly Indian touch and non-alcoholic drinks for both adults and kids. Of course, you are free to BYO, but please remember it's a public park.

Location: Neil McDougall Park, Ley St, Henley St and Davilak St, Como
RSVP:     Please ring Gem (mb. 0422 013 613)

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Help making things right

Busy Bee Deli Arson Appeal
BSB  306 095
Acc 0243251

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3 Barker Ave, Como,
Western Australia, 6152

+61 422 013 613