I miss 401 St Kilda Road with its useful local shops for local people. A new convenience store has opened a little further down the road in the Kingstoun building. It is a ten minute walk there and back, so we are not so badly off. Another will open soon in the front room of the Albert Park Manor, the red brick building seen in the right of the photos. No one could say 401 was a nice bit of architecture, but the tree shaded central courtyard was very pleasant. Ravens loved it and often emptied out the rubbish bins. It took about eight weeks to demolish with only one or two workers. I was pleased to see a lot of metal was sent for recycling, but a lot of stuff wasn't.
A bit demolished to give access from the street at the rear.
Not much left now.
A clean slate. Workers huts have now been delivered and I expect some significant digging soon.