The arrival of Banya in Mullum’s high street was always going to create a splash but Hannah Grace’s argument doesn’t hold water.
How does the ‘EST 2022’ signage negate the provenance of the old bank when it’s been so obviously, and lovingly, restored? Look closer and a plaque on the side of the building explains its full heritage.
I for one am thrilled to see the site reanimated, after years of being a white elephant. I am sure adjacent businesses are feeling the benefits of the Banya and the life it has undeniably breathed into that part of town.
And how great is it that locals looking to celebrate a special occasion can finally do so in their home town, without having to venture further into the Shire? Those looking for a less ‘yuppy’ experience can always come along to Kiva, which I manage.
Because it wasn’t Est 2022, it was Res 2022. Your argument implies that the Sphinx was built last decade. You’re attempting a ‘Ship of Theseus’ argument.