I Re­mem­ber When...

Hills Gazette - - RESIDENTIAL - With the oval now as it serves no real pur­pose. She be­lieves some­thing has to hap­pen but ac­knowl­edged that the change has to meet the ma­jor­ity of the area’s needs. To work any­where for over 30 years is amazing and we are for­tu­nate to have Michelle as part

“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

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