About three weeks ago, residents of the normally quiet and gentrified suburb of Rozelle in the Inner West of Sydney, were woken up by a mighty fire and explosion which took the life of three people, injured the presumed perpetrator and closed the main thoroughfare for over two weeks, destroying some very established businesses and forcing many other to cease or halt trading until this Saturday.
Some businesses have had their windows blown up or have suffered structural damage and are still hoarded up. Some like Darling Street Meats have lost $20,000 of stock due to the consequent power failure.
It will take months for some to be able to trade again, some have gone into receivership, and unfortunately more will probably follow suit.
A group of bloggers, Sydney Food Bloggers, on Facebook, have joined forces to do a little helping by doing a report on the area and being part of that group, I am very happy to contribute this story.
It will be my tribute to those who lost loved ones or their business in that terrible incident and hopefully will give you a taste of what's available in the area and will entice you to visit and spend some of your money to support these struggling business community and people. Some will be familiar to you, as I was a fan already, like my favourite patisserie C'est Bon, some other I have discovered walking around, which I seldom take the time to do. And that's how I discovered Rozelle Sushi and bought part of my daughter's birthday dinner there, and their sashimi in particular were scrumptious. It will be a chance as well for some shots taken at the famous Rozelle Markets, an institution taking place every week-end on the grounds of the local public school, where antiques, food stalls and musicians congregate for our pleasure and to entice us to "change the trash of some into treasures for others" I hope you will enjoy!
Et tout finit par des chansons...
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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