A few pics: Myer, trams, crocs and Star Wars

I don’t have a proper blog post for you, so here’s a few pictures from the last week or so.

If you were looking for Myer’s Lonsdale Street store, it’s gone — almost all of it except the facade.
Myer Lonsdale Street
(When I was a kid, we often went into the City on a Friday night, had dinner at the Coles cafeteria in Bourke Street, then made our way up through the back of Myer to level 6, where the toy department was, before heading to Lonsdale Street to catch the 602 bus home.)

Great to see Yarra Trams continuing its removal of mystery “phantom” route numbers. This “67a” (that’s “a” for altered) was diverted during the Queen’s visit.
Tram 67a

Southland: Beware of crocs.
Warning! Crocs!

Darth Maul in a playful mood at EB Games, Southland.
Star Wars

6 thoughts on “A few pics: Myer, trams, crocs and Star Wars”

  1. 1
    Kath Lockett says:

    Thank goodness some authority has *finally* acknowledged the danger of Crocs!

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    Tim Chuma says:

    It should be beware of Crocs and thongs on escalators as they can get jammed.

    Surely they are not going to rebuild the Myer store on Lonsdale St? They spent all that money squashing everything into Bourke St.

  3. 3
    Andrew S says:

    @ Tim Chuma – I believe Myer will have a limited presence in the new building – on level 4 and the tunnel access under Little Bourke St to the basement. The other floors will be a shopping centre and food court known as ‘The Emporium’
    Myer had the option of leasing up to 7000m² of floor space in the Lonsdale Street store as part of the redevelopment

    I was wondering will the Lonsdale Street end of the building remain intact with the now demolished Little Bourke Street end having new floor levels to (finally) match – in the same way the did with the Bourke Street building by demolishing the rear part and the old Telecom/PMG building, while leving the front part intact – the mountains of steel propping up the Lonsdale Street facade suggest otherwise!

  4. 4
    Matt says:

    Unfortunately not all appear to be level…
    Ground – Lonsdale is higher than Lt Bourke
    Level 1 – Level
    Level 2 & 3 – Dictated by sky bridge over Lonsdale so wont be level
    Level 4 – Where Myer is appears level.
    Level 5 – Plant, appears level.

    It is a shame they make no use of levels 6, 7 & 8 that the Lonsdale St facade allows, I would assume the structure is designed in such a way to take the additional load in the future if required.

  5. 5
    Matt says:

    By the way… see the hotel in the background (white and blue precast panels)… check this out from March 1975… http://www.pjv101.net/film_bw/bw02/0288_040.jpg

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    Laura says:

    That toy department was the absolute bomb. The Lego section, the giant interactive Monopoly board, the old-school Barbies on display. Can’t believe they got rid of it.

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