115 Lygon Street, brunswick east
"Me and my Dad, we laid the terrazzo in here ourselves," says Ross as he bends down and gently touches the cool, smooth tile. "Yep, we're all butchers in my family: my Great Grandfather, my Grandfather, my Dad and me. Russo Continental Butchers and Deli on Lygon Street has been part of our story since 1962." Butcher Ross Russo knows a thing or two about sausages - and you'd be a very silly one if you missed out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase the iconic Russo Butchers shopfront positioned in one of Melbourne's most admired and tightest held retail precinct's.
With an immaculate retro façade featuring tilt front window, Russo Butchers hearkens to the bustling Lygon Street of yesteryear, where Nonnas would pick up salami and mince for their sugo and you could grab a fresh-made panini stuffed with honey-sweet ham and cheese for your walk home. A charming shopfront with high ceilings, duck-egg blue tiling, terrazzo floors and ubiquitous cold cabinets, Russo Butchers continue to thrive as evidenced by the gleaming olives, soft cheeses, crispy bread, chickpeas, pastas, bacons and beautiful cuts of meat that greet customers. Beyond the nostalgic retail shopfront Russo Butchers comprises an immaculate front workroom with vintage machinery, two cool rooms, a handy rear utility room, outside store room/office and WC facilities. A rear courtyard provides outdoor space with access via a gateway to a wide ROW entered off Edward Street.
Located in a sought after Carlton North fringe location, in the heart of Lygon Street's funky cafe and shopping village, the premises are ideally located for a variety of business concerns (STCA): will you open a retro-style cafe inspired by the building's origins, launch an atmospheric bar, a cosy boutique book store or an architecture practice within its walls? Established renowned eatery's nearby and Barkly Square add prestige, whilst Glenlyon Road, Brunswick Road access and Lygon street tram facilities provide convenience & transport options.
We're telling no porky pies when we say that Russo Butchers on Lygon Street is a rare investment opportunity: a "prime cut" of realestate, a chance to own a part of Melbourne history.
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Suburb Profile brunswick east
Brunswick East is located 5 km north of the CBD. Brunswick East is a mixed use suburb mainly residential and commercial in nature. The suburb has a young population with a high proportion in the 25-34 year age group. It also has a significant proportion of its population born in Italy although the number has been falling over the last 20 years. The Merri Creek bounds the eastern boundary and is the location of many of the suburbs' parks. The suburb also features the vibrant Lygon Street shopping strip.More about this suburb