Originally published May 12, 2016 for Assemble Papers.
A profile of the much loved Clifton Hill supermarket, Flower of Sorrento, featuring an interview with owner/operator, Albert Aiello.
"The built environment of Clifton Hill has changed significantly over the years. Albert remembers the Sidchrome toolbox factory that used to sit across the street from Flower of Sorrento; the Dunlop North British Rubber Shoe Company factory, which was demolished in the late 1970s; and a now-defunct local clothing company that produced Albert’s school shirts when he was a child.
While much of the inner north’s industrial businesses of the 20th century have been demolished, repurposed, or have gradually shifted to Melbourne’s outer reaches, Flower of Sorrento remains an enduring gem in Clifton Hill."
Photos provided by Tom Ross.