A sweet sense of nostal­gia

Geelong Advertiser - - NEWS -

THERE is a real trend to re­pur­pos­ing old build­ings into some­thing new and ex­cit­ing.

But when the kids in Ocean Grove found out their lo­cal milk bar was un­der­go­ing a change, they made their feel­ings known.

Bites on Sun­set, full of nostal­gia with gourmet burg­ers, milk­shakes and lots of other de­li­cious treats, opened in Au­gust.

Hus­band and wife Dale Barker and Liz Kondys said when they de­cided to con­vert their neigh­bour­hood milk bar into an eatery, their orig­i­nal plan was to scrap the lolly sec­tion. Mr Barker said chil­dren were stop­ping in to make sure their favourite part of the space was set to re­main dur­ing the com­plete over­haul of the run­down milk bar.

“Kids were ask­ing us dur­ing fit-out if we were still go­ing to do lol­lies,” Mr Barker said. “So we de­cided to keep them.”

As well as the favourite sweets, pa­trons can still get their bot­tle of milk and news­pa­per.

“We’re not a milk bar, we’re not a cafe, we’re not a take­away shop — we’re a bit of ev­ery­thing,” Ms Kondys said.

Read all about the re­ju­ve­nated milk bar and try your hand at a mouth-wa­ter­ing pavlova recipe in gt.

Pic­ture: TIF­FANY COUBROUGH

LOLLY SCRAM­BLE: Lix Kondys and Dale Barker run Bites On Sun­set.

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