The changing face of Liebig Street | Photos

LIEBIG Street has transformed more than we think during the past three decades.

Along with our retrospective gallery, The Standard has re-examined its 1984 South West Tourist Guide.

The handbook was printed 30 years ago in order to be distributed at hotels and motels across the region.

It has now become somewhat of an historical piece with dozens of businesses listed that are now either fondly remembered or long forgotten.

Here's the list:

Defunct businesses in Liebig Street

- Wichita Sports and Leisure;

- Stephens Department Store;

- The Floral Gift Centre;

- Savoy Restaurant;

- Potters Wheel;

- Warrnambool Surf Centre;

- Shooters and Anglers Sports Centre;

- Sno's Restaurant;

- Oriental Restaurant;

- Tattersall's Hotel and Bistro;

- Lindsay's Pharmacy;

- The Breadstick;

- Samessa Bistro;

- Eighty-Eight Chinese Restaurant;

- Coterie Restaurant;

- Cafe Holks;

- State Savings Bank (now Commonwealth Bank);

- Crackers Restaurant;

- The Golden Crown.

Now defunct businesses elsewhere in Warrnambool

- Warrnambool Co-Op;

- Gleeson's Ampol Banyan Street;

- Bargain Box Fabric;

- Alpine Coffee Lounge;

- Kepler Kettle;

- Hoy's Art Gallery;

- Folded Hands Christian Bookstore;

- Golden Fleece Roadhouse;

- Stuckey's Camping World;

- Ollies Trollies Family Restaurant;

- Flaherty's Chocolate Centre;

- Timbertop Motel

- Chris Pannell's Golf Shop;

- Riverside Motor Inn;

- Bob and Lorraine's Cafe Bar;

- Fairy Street Book Exchange

- Australian All Over;

- The Spindle sheepskin store;

- Tatra on the River Chinese Restaurant (Port Fairy);

- Black Magic (Portland/Hamilton);

- Gourmet Galley;

- Muggins Tearooms (Port Campbell);

Stores in the 1984 guide still operational today

- Taylor's Colonial (now Taylor's Surfodesy)

- Swinton's SSW Supermarket (now Swinton's IGA)

- Monaghan's Pharmacy;

- Hammond's Paints;

- Mack's Snacks;

- George Taylor Stores;

- Victoria Hotel;

- Caledonian Inn Port Fairy;

- Kermond's Hamburgers;

- Bojangles Restaurant;

- Capitol Cinema (then known as Capitol Theatre);

- Hotel Warrnambool;

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