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Uncertain future for Gisborne’s Gardiners Garage

Uncertain future for Gisborne’s Gardiners Garage
Written by The ReReport
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7 Hamilton St, Gisborne, the iconic Gardiners Garage, has sold to local buyers within the $1.1-$1.2 million price range.

Gisborne’s iconic Gardiners Garage could be destined for the wrecking ball.

The property has been snapped up by a local couple, who may redevelop the site down the track.

The 1918 landmark property at 7 Hamilton St sold after auction within the $1.1-$1.2 million price range.

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Raine & Horne director Ken Grech said he was pleased that the property, owned by four generations of the Gardiner family, remained in the hands of local residents.

“The Gardiner family has provided a wonderful service to the local community over the years,” he said.

“It’s great to see locals Adrian and Tania Bishop purchasing this iconic landmark.”

In the same family for four generations, Gardiners Garage has sold to local buyers. Pictured are sellers Peter (left) and Eddie Gardiner on either side of the buyer, Adrian Bishop.

One of the most renowned businesses in the Macedon Ranges, Gardiners Garage operated since the early 1900s from a large building on a 1200sq m block with a wide 20m frontage opposite Gardiner’s reserve.

The business was established by blacksmith Sandy Gardiner in 1863, who repaired and built carriages and wagons for the local community and for travellers on the way to the goldfields.

The business had operated from 7 Hamilton St, Gisborne since the early 1900s.

Mr Grech said the prime freehold commercial site attracted strong interest when it came on the market.

“There were four potential buyers, including one who bid at the auction,” he said.

The buyers planned to lease out the property and may develop the site in the future.