On Melbourne Cup Day last year, the building which housed a restaurant, bakery and real estate office was badly burned. I posted about it here.
Since that time there was a period where nothing at all happened regarding the rebuild of the premises. The bakery moved to premises across the road and the Lockwood Real Estate office moved to temporary accommodation but other than that the activity was zero.
It was many months before something started to happen and the demolition of unsafe parts of the building took place. Rebuilding commenced and I can now say that the building is complete.
The restaurant is not opened yet and they apparently are not planning to open until June. The busy Christmas period will be short of one restaurant and one cafe as The Smiling Chef closed down recently. I guess that means others will get more business.