I often say to people that I could’ve been more ruthless and made more money. But I’d much rather have the place I want to have, and for people to be paid properly. Continue reading Marios Cafe: est 1986
A lot of working class people have moved out, and a lot of trendy people have moved in. It’s all evolving but it hasn’t affected the way that this business runs. We are for the community so we have tried to keep our business fair and reasonable. Continue reading Smiths Cakes & Aquilana Pasticceria: est 1972.
It is what it is because of where it is. Continue reading Casa Iberica Deli – est 1975
Before pokies machines, rock and roll bands brought people into pubs. Even down the corner – where the Station Hotel was –AC/DC played their first gigs. Now it’s a fucking sandwich bar and some apartments. Continue reading Greville Records: est 1978
When we started, there was about 50 bookshops in Melbourne. Now there are about twenty. Continue reading Penny Syber’s Books: est 1992
I see people who are ten years younger than me and they look like a robot. Continue reading Emmanuel Dakis The Tailor: est 1966
What I charge certainly doesn’t cover my osteopath, chiropractor or the doctor for my arthritis. So it’s interesting to see where these haberdasheries are going to end up Continue reading The Brighton Button Shop (est 1914)
It’s not like selling a tin of beans. You have to have a fascination with books and literature. If you’re a person who has never read a book you would be bored stiff.
Jewish people talk to their family. If someone thinks they got a good haircut, they will tell their parents, cousins and friends. Then you get ten new customers. One tells another, and the business goes well. Continue reading Cruzin Cutz
I’d like my next job to be one where I help people. I don’t want to run around as an inspector kicking people up the backside. Running a butcher shop helps people. It’s part of the essence of life; food, shelter and water. Continue reading Ben Howe Butcher: 1960 – May 2017