Armageddon Cake was a staple of the Little Malop Street West precinct at 7 Mclarty Place. I visited for the first time in August, 2018, and loved the quirky atmosphere and yummy cakes.
In February, 2020, a sign went up in front of the store stating that the business was closed until further notice. The owner told the Geelong Advertiser that moving to a new venue and a challenging retail climate led to the decision.
We photographed the premised over a couple of weeks as it was being set up. We shared the pics at New Little Malop Street Bar: Big Ears
In July, 2019, the Geelong Advertiser reported that the venue had to shut down. They had been unable to secure the premises, after long negotiations with the landlord, nor find a separate location.
I returned twice in the following weeks to document the process of removing the store fitout. By August 2nd, it was like it had never been there. You can see the pictures in my post Big Ears Has Closed Down
Chapel Cafe And Bar
Chapel closed in 2020.
Cafe Lorae closed in late 2020 due to unforeseen circumstances. It had been operating for over 25 years.
Cafe Rio was a coffee lounge at the corner of Gheringhap and Ryrie Street. The business closed in January, 2020. We got photos in the weeks after they’d left.
Dolly’s Sister Vegan Cafe and Bar
Dolly’s Sister Vegan Cafe and Bar was located at 221 Moorabool Street. The cafe opened in 2015 and closed mid 2018. I only got two photos of the outside of the venue, which you can find here.
Hogs Breath Cafe
Hogs Breath Cafe went into liquidation in 2020. We got photos of the empty venue shortly after it was announced.
Hole In The Wall Cafe
Hole In The Wall Cafe used to run from 104 Little Malop Street. It closed down in October, 2020.
The business later reopened at Raptor Place under new management.
Wholefoods Cafe used to run at 2 Baylie Place. I got photos after the business had closed down.