Mentone when we moved in during the early 1980s was where you went to buy clothes, hardware, groceries and go to the local bank or Milk Bar. Things have changed. The ambiance is changing. We don't know if its good or bad.
Just near the railway station is a multi-level apartment building going up with shops and cafes below. It looks like an exciting project but will we like it? More people, more cars, making it harder to park at our local village shopping centre.
In our time the good changes have been the various cafes and restaurants that have opened. The clothing and furniture shops have closed down because the people go to the huge shopping centres. If you need materials to renovate your home then the local hardware shop has been replaced by the huge Bunnings renovation warehouses. Maybe its good but I do feel sorry for those local village stores that have had to close their doors.
|I just love this poster on the wall. Dad in the French colours with his son.|
|Our population is growing - as prices closer to the city increase, commuters to the city are looking for apartments close to railways - this new complex is across the road from Mentone Station.|
|Fancy a coffee while waiting for the bus or train?|
|Or maybe a Sunday Brunch at this cafe (JAVA). No shortage of choice in Mentone.|
|Perhaps take a way noodles for a quick meal at home in front of the telly.|
|Or Italian here before going home!!|
|Maybe Thai would be to your liking.|
|Greek could be nice for tonight's meal.|
|Then of course Chinese with chop sticks might delight.|