King Street Report, May 2012

Sadly evidence of the retail downturn continues to hit King Street with more shop closures recently of long standing stores including Books on King and Seduce which coincidentally are next door neighbours and now sit empty. Continuing down this side of King Street, Monster Thread’s previous location has been finally occupied with new tenant Telstra moving in a few months ago.

Further south, Taste is still empty and The Old Fish Cafe which had a makeover still shows no signs of new tenant life, I’ve lost track of time but it has to be at least 6 months. Everyone is missing the Dendy which has engulfed surrounding shops and has been undergoing major renovations for several months. It’s supposed to be opening this week but I can’t see that happening?! Would love it to be true, my movie list is piling up!

Further down it looks like Origami Doll is on the move with a For Lease sign above. Crossing the road on the corner of King & Wilson, Mud Mee (one of my favourites) has been replaced by Woosh ( Men’s shirts) and next door is the new Flight Centre shop, replacing Quick Brown Fox. On a positive note, both stores had barely a vacancy period between change of tenants.

Walking north on the same side, we now have Wow Cow (yogurt) and Gelatissimo, the later not to be mistaken for long standing Gelatomassi a few doors up!

Continuing up King Street, short term Funky Bar is now Black Sheep with live music Sunday afternoons. On the same side but north, Flight Centre’s old store has a “Fly with Me” For Lease sign.


That’s it for now, I’m off to buy a full priced book to support the local bookstores.

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