Wattle Grove Shopping Village: Michel’s Patisserie Gets A Drive Through

“Welcome to Wattle Grove. May I take your order?”

On Thursday 12 November 2015 at 2.30am, the Wattle Grove branch of Michel’s Patisserie had the quickest reno it’s ever likely to get.

And probably without the requisite planning approvals from Liverpool Council.

You can read all about it elsewhere, and probably watch some news footage too, including the young Channel Nine reporter and her cameraman who looked like a hipster who’d escaped from Rozelle, and was wielding (I ship you not) a Go Pro.

Huzzah for technology.

Here are a few pictures of the devastation, plus some video courtesy of Overheard Productions WTAF and Overheard FM. Reporting for all channels, here’s Phillip Mahkawfee-Khup.

Your reporter, Phillip Mahkawfee-Khup, has more.

Pictures are being added but this is for the 11pm news, so cut it, print it.

23:16 AEDT Thor’s Day 12 November 2015

UPDATE: New pictures just released show extent of the horror, the horror, the horror.

No horror, really, but a nasty clean-up job and repairs for Michel’s Patisserie.

Let’s hope they’re back up and running quickly.

Crash or charge?
Crash or charge?

Funny little piece of proxemics going on here. From where I’m standing to get this shot above, it’s quite a commanding, even artistic view. BUT I’ve paused briefly in the narrowest of channels where people walk in. It’s not only awful for those people trying to get in (especially with prams), it’s a fire hazard.

So lots of bumping and grinding your way in and out of the centre yesterday morning. They were still removing glass and debris when I left there after lunch/dinner at about 5/6pm-ish yesterday.

Al fresco dining is verboten in Vattle Grove Shopping Mall
Al fresco dining is verboten in Vattle Grove Shopping Mall
The facade of Wattle Grove Shopping Village. The whole complex is only ten years old. I had no idea until chatting with a woman in John Chen's pharmacy yesterday.
The facade of Wattle Grove Shopping Village. The whole complex is only ten years old. I had no idea until chatting with a woman in John Chen’s pharmacy yesterday.
Poor old commercial media. They have to hang around all day just so they can do LIVE LIVE LIVE crosses to say that the situation has not changed. Bless!
Poor old commercial media. They have to hang around all day just so they can do LIVE LIVE LIVE crosses to say that the situation has not changed. Bless!
The tow truck driver has a theory that a rival coffee shop were behind the plot and the wheel! Just jokes, folks! It's a joke, Joyce!
The tow truck driver has a theory that a rival coffee shop were behind the plot and the wheel! Just jokes, folks! It’s a joke, Joyce!
That was fun! (Although your reported did have to leave some details with police. If you see something, say something!) But best blood pressure reading ever evah eva.
That was fun! (Although your reported did have to leave some details with police. If you see something, say something!) But best blood pressure reading ever evah eva. Thanks to S. and everyone at John Chen’s pharmacy who have been absolutely brilliant during my time here at Holsworthy/Wattle Grove.

Reporting for the Overheard Productions Global Media Conglomerate, this has been Phillip Mahkawfee-Khup, behind the lines at Holsworthy and phoning it in from Wattle Grove.

Thank you Phillip. Phillip finishes his stint in the trenches at Holsworthy and the minefields of Wattle Grove on Monday 16 November, travelling overland to Dundas Valley to report on hospitality in the Sports Club and Celtic Music industry for Channel 36, then to Paddington to see how gentrified pubs are surviving in the post-hipster apocalyptic nightmare before Skynet is unleashed.

ENDS

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3 thoughts on “Wattle Grove Shopping Village: Michel’s Patisserie Gets A Drive Through

  1. Here’s a (slighl sexist) joke for you Bill:-

    Two policemen (Constables Ken and Bob) call the police station on the radio.

    “Hello. Is that you Sarge?”

    “Yes?”

    “We have a case here. A woman has shot her husband for stepping on the floor she had just mopped clean.”

    “Have you arrested the woman?”

    “No Sarge. The floor is still wet”

    I’ll get me coat 🙂

    • That earns you a yellow card, Mr Red Tips.

      I want you to drop back to the goalie, have a think about it, take a look in the mirror in the sheds at half time and have a bloody hard look at yourself!

      Sorry about the stuffing you around with links (as the golf pro said to the apprentice greenskeeper).

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