George from Andrew’s Choice is always smiling.
That’ll never change.
Even though he tells me that after quite a lot of to-ing and fro-ing with council officialdom, the prospects of the much-loved Saturday snag stall outside Andrew’s on Anderson Street getting a new life are … well, not good.
Not good at all.
Around the corner on Ballarat Street, the Younger Sun bookshop has moved to 26 Murray Street, almost looking straight down Ballarat towards Francis.
The former Younger Sun premises on Ballarat will, I’ve been told, be taken over by the Cornershop for expansion purposes of some kind.
Jasmine Inn, on the corner of Ballarat and Anderson, has been closed since late October.
The sign in the window says “for renovations” … but the place does not look anything like being in reno mode, with an unloved look and mail unattended.
The long-running but never wildly popular Nando’s branch on Anderson Street has closed.
Two village sources tell me that franchisee/management team was there one day and literally all gone the next.
One of my sources tells me the place has been leased with a view to opening a Vietnamese or Korean restaurant.
If the former is the case, the new tenants will certainly want to be aware that a new pho/coffee joint will soon be opening at 3 Ballarat Street, right opposite the old, brick post office.