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Is this Melbourne’s most charming Macca’s?

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-05-22 07:47:25

A longstanding Macca’s better known for its lollies and footy tipping competition than its burgers and fries has hit the market in Flemington.

The circa-1894 local landmark and deceased estate at 31 Dover St will head under the hammer on June 15 with an $800,000-$880,000 price tag.

Jellis Craig Kensington agent Jerome Feery said the property had heritage overlay, originally operated as a grocer and had attracted strong interest for its charming “milk bar aesthetic”.

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He said the late owner, Thelma, operated Macca’s Milk Bar from 1988 to 1999.

“(The milk bar) was a very community-minded place known for its yearly football tipping competition,” Mr Feery said.

“The family have many interesting memories of visiting … and assisting in the shop.

“(Her) great nieces and nephews (also) have special memories, especially of the lolly counter and sitting on the seat in front of the milk bar.”

The interiors were rebuilt in 2000, and Thelma lived in the property following the milk bar’s closure.

The striking yellow signage of ‘Macca’s Milk Bar’ features prominently above the corrugated roof.

At the front is the living room with large bay windows.

Past the main bedroom with an ensuite, spa bath and built-in wardrobes is the open-plan living domain and spacious kitchen.

The dining area opens to the sheltered deck and rear courtyard.

Up the timber staircase are two attic-style bedrooms that share a tiled bathroom.

Mr Feery said the backyard, tree-lined street and heritage facade were stand out features of the home.

“Internally, she hasn’t done a whole lot since the early 2000s,” Mr Feery said.

“But there has been lots of interest due to the milk bar aesthetic and its old charm and character.

“It comes with a rich past, and will attract some interesting inquiries.”

He said it would suit someone interested in the history and older heritage buildings in the area.

“An ideal buyer would potentially be a local who has kept an eye on it, and was waiting for it to pop up,” he said.

”Someone will improve the interior, but it would be a shame to see the front changed at all.”

The property last sold for $107,000 in May 1988, according to CoreLogic.

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