The Kosovo TV Repairs shop in Scotchmer Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, opened for busines in 1956 and is still going strong.

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    The walls of the Kosovo Radio and TV Centre are lined with metal containers bearing handwritten labels indicating their contents.

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    Lalors Prescription Depot on High Street, Avoca, Melbourne, opened in 1854 and still has much of its original decor.

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    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.

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    The exterior and interior of Lalors shop still bear the marks of its previous owners.

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    Modak, the motorcycle spare parts’ shop, opened 1930 on Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.

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    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.

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    David Beanham’s father Robert purchased Modak– then located at 342 Elizabeth Street – in 1955 and moved it to 299 in 1972.

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    Pasticceria T. Cavallaro and sons opened 1956 on Hopkins Street, Footscray, Melbourne.

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    Everything at Cavallaro’s is handmade. The Cavallaro family have been pastry cooks since the 19th century.

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    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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Gallery: Historic heritage shops in Australia

By AG STAFF | January 13, 2014

Step back in time as you enter these wonderful old shops, virtually unchanged for decades.