Prominent Bourke Street Building Expected to Fetch $17 Million

Bradmans Handbag BuildingA WEEK after music promoter Michael Coppel reaped $15 million from the sale of an under-utilised commercial building at a prominent CBD intersection opposite the State Library of Victoria – and even higher profile “corner site” has hit the market.

The distinctive 1960s Bradman’s Handbags and Travel Goods building, at the north-west corner of Bourke and Swanston streets is expected to sell for about $17 million.

On land of 134 square metres, the four-level building, which is part of the Bourke Street Mall, cannot be demolished, but can be reconfigured, and possibly extended, by a new buyer, sources say.

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Bourke Street’s Prominent Emporio Shoes Building For Lease

BOURKE Street’s prominent former Emporio Shoes building has hit the rental market.

The 97-year old four-level retail premises, formerly known as the Francis & Co building at 280 – 282 Bourke Street, includes 74 square metres of ground floor space, and another 465 square metres in the basement and on upper levels.

Emporio shoes traded from the building (formerly occupied by the Body Shop) for about fifteen years until its parent company, the Figgins Group, went into administration in 2009.

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