Built in 1927 it has taken-on many different owners and managers since. A real estate agency was once attached, and a newsagency also.
Well known for serving a tasty lunch and dinner, patrons would flock to the store during the late 1920s and early ‘30s. The area’s colourful tales have been passed down through families that once were visitors and now are locals.
By 2008 the store had fallen into disrepair. New owner Leisa Wharington has undertaken extensive and painstaking research to restore the building in a style that is in keeping with its original structure and appearance. Quality workmanship has been the key to preserving as much of the original aesthetics as possible.
“I saw the opportunity to create a separate business… a cafe-restaurant called The Store Cafe Somers. Walls have been moved to create more seating and a beautiful outdoor deck now overlooks the garden – and makes the best of the view.