As the city develops, we’re in danger of losing landmarks which are no longer deemed valuable by those in power. Lonsdale House is a recent example, though it’s not gone yet.
This is Olympic Doughnuts, outside Footscray Station, pictured in 2007. Since then, most of the surrounding shops have been demolished as part of the redevelopment of the station and surrounds.
I’ve been wondering if it would survive. Perhaps in some kind of Shot Tower-like enclosure development around it?
The answer is yes, it will stay. Today’s Age:
The only really alarming thing about the $52 million redevelopment of the station area has been the imagined threat to the much-loved doughnut van, which has been there for 30 years. So the wise authorities have arranged things so that it will remain untouched and be able to contribute its fats, carbs and delicious hot jam aromas to eager passers-by during the works. A Department of Planning and Community Development spokesman says the van will stay within the station area.
Thank sweet goodness for that.