The Borough Dept. Store
This cavernous 1930s-era building has served as a shopping emporium, variety store, and most recently, Parry’s Department Store. It’s too spacious for a single tenant and now hosts a handful of local businesses.
Each has a specialty focus – such as dairy, produce, wine, cakes or flowers. They all share an ethos, though, to support local growers and producers, and prioritise organic food, sustainable practises and waste-free packaging.
As you enter the space, you'll find Tamsin Carvan’s (of Tamsin’s Table cake shop in Korumburra) homemade cakes, as well as a small “pantry” stocked with produce, preserves, nuts, bread and oils.
At the rear of the space, Tom Sheer and James Audas of Lofi Wines pour natural-leaning wines from Gippsland, Australia and abroad by the glass, with bottles to take home.
The space is a medley of original brick walls, vintage Czech furniture, and brass-skirted counters. It’s sunlit in summer and there’s a roaring fireplace in winter. There are no single-use takeaway cups, so BYO a reusable cup and sit down for a coffee. There’s a weekly market on-site in the warmer months, as well as special long-table suppers and events.