SAVE OUR NSHRY - Support Local Business
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Albert Park is one of the most boutique suburbs in Melbourne. We love our coffee, eateries and we’re simply happy people. However, when institutions like the City of Port Phillip declare war on local business Albert Park loses its reputation and personality.
Significant investment has been made by NSHRY to add to the character and identity of Albert Park. When we took on the Business, it was a run-down fish and chips shop that simply was not providing Albert Parkers the service it deserved. It took thousands of dollars in investment to bring it up to the local expectations. So why is the City of Port Phillip forcing NSHRY out of town and denying locals a decent cafe with the breathtaking views you deserve?
Our partnership with locals since 2011 has been fantastic, both sides honoring a commitment to support each other. NSHRY has been a breath of fresh air for the community, one of a handful of attention to detail cafes along the beachside between St Kilda and Port Melbourne, strategically located near the Kerford Road Pier. Attention to detail in all our menu items and the 1500 timber stakes above the ceiling have demonstrated as local business owners we take our responsibility to locals seriously. Our service to the community has been recognised by numerous media articles including being voted in the Top 10 Burgers in Melbourne by the Herald Sun.
But all local businesses need the confidence and assurance of a stable council willing to support to services to the local community. Yet during negotiations for an extension of lease, council has forced a consultation with absurd ideas by some to remove the entire building for more open space! This would mean the investment NSHRY has made in this now iconic café, will be thrown down the Hobsons Bay! This is not the menu item you deserve.
Following the council decision, NSHRY was forced to shut down with our Head Chef quitting following no guarantee of long term employment. This shattered our entire operation. As a local business, we simply can’t afford any further investment without support and assurances from the City of Port Phillip hence our difficult decision.
We appreciate the endless support from the local community but it has now become vital for Albert Parkers and visitors of our great suburb to speak up against the City of Port Phillip. Taxpayers money should be better spent supporting business rather than driving them out.
Call on each Local Councillor in the City of Port Phillip to support local business and not force us out of town!
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