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 for network television news transmittal (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 actual horror really, but a nasty clean-up job and repairs for Michel’s Patisserie.
Let’s hope they’re back up and running quickly.
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.
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.