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The Kosovo TV Repairs shop in Scotchmer Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, opened for busines in 1956 and is still going strong.
The walls of the Kosovo Radio and TV Centre are lined with metal containers bearing handwritten labels indicating their contents.
Lalors Prescription Depot on High Street, Avoca, Melbourne, opened in 1854 and still has much of its original decor.
Old merchandise, small pieces of old signs and stickers, and a variety of near-empty bottles are dotted around and still available to purchase at this heritage shop, established in 1854.
The exterior and interior of Lalors shop still bear the marks of its previous owners.
Modak, the motorcycle spare parts’ shop, opened 1930 on Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.
The fit-out and shelving of the current building comes from its time as a hardware store, and every space on the old timber shelves, including the very top, is crammed.
David Beanham’s father Robert purchased Modak– then located at 342 Elizabeth Street – in 1955 and moved it to 299 in 1972.
Pasticceria T. Cavallaro and sons opened 1956 on Hopkins Street, Footscray, Melbourne.
Everything at Cavallaro’s is handmade. The Cavallaro family have been pastry cooks since the 19th century.
Pellegrinis espresso bar opened 1954 on Bourke Street Melbourne. Two rows of stools accommodate an ever-changing tidal flow of diners, some of whom have been enjoying the Italian food here for decades.
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