Save Portz Kebabs and Arama coffee house

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Problem
Portz Kebabs has operated from the site at 38 Newcombe St Portarlington for over 10 years and has recently had to deal with the landholders wanting them to move out and not renewing their lease, due to wanting to develop the land behind the shop.

As a long term business that's been part of our community for long time, many members of this community wish to show that support back and would be saddened to see its closure



Solution
We need to lobby City Of Greater Geelong planning department and Bellarine MP Lisa Neville to show how the loss of another business in the area will affect the overall impact of central Portarlington as a vibrant shopping and business strip. We have seen in places where mixed planning of residential /business can lead to the demise of retail /food, such as Fitzroy St in St Kilda which is enduring a schism between residents and business owners, that haven't seen a lot of positive outcomes for either

There's also the fact that the building was originally the first grocers in the area (circa 1910), so we have concerns for the buildings integrity should the development go ahead as the landowners are excavating two metres down

Portarlington is very lucky to have such a diverse range of eating options for such a small town.  To have the kebab shop close would be a negative on diversity of eateries, economic drivers for the area, such as future employment opportunities and the current vibrancy of the Newcombe St shopping strip.  

People also come from out of town and interstate because their food is so good. The proprietors have tried to resolve this situation with the landholder to no avail, and we as the concerned Portarlington community want to show our support

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Thank you

Personal story
I am just a concerned resident who has always enjoyed their food and appreciate that one less business will be a loss for the town