I Remember When...
“I REMEMBER when” is a question I asked Michelle Glover, who has worked with us at Real Estate Plus for many years.
Michelle has been working in our premises at 11 The Crescent for nearly 34 years, having started her career with George and Mary Sarich in their real estate office Sarich Real Estate on December 8, 1983.
Jackson’s Drawing Supplies were also in the building. They are still in the area but located next door. Michelle has certainly seen this part of Midland evolve, so I asked her a few questions on what she had seen change.
The first answer was there was the car park across the road at Tuohy Gardens, the library and the pay public toilets.
At other end of the street at the town clock end were the two banks, the Commercial Bank of Australia and the Bank of NSW, and between there and the strip was a mixture of shops, including a jewellery store, record store and Armando’s, which is still there.
Around the corner was the Stafford Court shopping centre, with the main grocery store being Knox’s which later became Supa Valu.
Albert the hairdresser was for many years in the centre with a variety of other shops and offices.
At one stage the centre was a food court as well, Michelle explained.
Across the road from the centre was once a skating rink, then a Bi-Lo store as well a liquor store before becoming a car park.
For lunches, Jimmy Deans was a popular haunt, especially on Fridays, and on weekends the cinema next door and games place were popular for families.
I asked Michelle for her thoughts on Midland Oval redevelopment and her reply was interesting as she believes Midland feels separated