It's been almost two years since the Maloneys Beach Cafe closed its doors for the final time, but the site on Maloneys Drive could soon be brought back to life.
Previous business owners Sylvie and Pascale Siteaud closed up shop in June, 2019, and the building has sat empty ever since.
Raine & Horne agent Adam Porteous was not available for comment, but the firm confirmed the building was under offer at the time of writing.
Rosie Charles, the secretary of the Maloneys Beach Residents Association, said not having a store in Maloneys Bay had impacted the 'feel' of the suburb.
"We've really noticed not having the shop because we all used to take our visitors there, we'd walk the dogs and stop off for coffee, or we'd have meetings there," she said.
"It'd be such a great business, and we're wanting to get the shop back so we can go back to being more self-sufficient out here."
Ms Charles said not having the store meant residents of Maloneys Beach needed to drive "at least 10 minutes" into Batemans Bay for all their supplies.
"It's a 10-minute drive on the best of days," she said.
"That means at least 20 minutes in and out, but it's not just an in-and-out job, you have to find a park and walk to wherever you need to go."
Long-time resident Vicki Jones said she missed being able to take her grandkids to the store for an icecream.
"It's had a massive impact (on the area)," she said.
"It was always an opportunity for the locals to get their essentials without driving into town.
"We could meet for catch ups with our neighbours, our grandchildren could go to the beach and walk around there for an icecream, and we used to have volunteer groups and cake stalls (at the cafe).
"We have very few services out here, there's no park, no swings, no phonebox, no letterbox, and none of the restaurants will deliver out here, so it was nice to be able to grab a paper and a coffee from the local shop."
Ms Jones said she would love to see any potential new owner run a similar style of shop to the Siteauds.
"It'll be based on needs rather than wants," she said.
"Anything (new owners) can provide to help the community pick up their basics would be what we really need.
"We used to have a bottle shop there which was great, but that's probably more of a want."
Ms Jones said she hoped the residents of Maloneys Beach would give new owners a "fair go".
"The store has been a bit contentious over the years," she said.
"People expect a little too much - they want the store to be open 24/7 and have ALDI-like prices.
"I just think it'd be great to have our own little shop again."