A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Shop Window.

Until not long ago there was a butcher's shop in this very spot.   They'd been there forever, but clearly our teeny bit of custom wasn't enough to withstand the march of the supermarkets, and the owner retired, selling his property in the process.

The new owners kept the street awning to preserve just a little of the "old" building which was in poor condition, demolished the rest (there was nothing worth salvageable in the structure) and before long we will see a real estate agent ensconced where the mincer once stood.  

If the new shop is as tastefully detailed as the gallery next door it will be a fine addition to the rapidly gentrifying street scape of Moffat Beach, but for a few minutes we will lament the passing of another small piece of the old fabric of the town.

This is just one of dozens of photos posted today around the world interpreting the theme "Shop Window", for more please don't forget to check out the City Daily Photo Theme Day Gallery.

Moffat Beach.
© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia



Jim said...

Shame the small shops are disappearing.

EG CameraGirl said...

It's very sad to see so many small shops disappearing.

Tanya Breese said...

i love the looks of the gallery next door...i hate when the little guy loses out to the big chains...

Merisi said...

Sad sign of the times! Same here in Vienna, local store owners retire and there's no one willing to take over. Often because the rents become sky high after the original owner leaves.

LOLfromPasa said...

Well I'm going to be hopeful that a nice shop will return to this location soon.

William Kendall said...

A bit sad to see.

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