Gailey Fiveways

Restaurant signage painted on the retaining wall of the Gailey Fiveways Centre

Restaurant signage painted on the retaining wall of the Gailey Fiveways Centre

Phew, for a moment there I thought one of our enduring retail signs was going to be given a face lift.

There has been a shop on this corner of the intersection from at least the early 1940’s, originally a simple timber store with an awning over the footpath, not dissimilar to the shop on the opposite side of Gailey Road.

In 1947 Dr Sinnamon had a doctors surgery and pharmacy built on the Gailey Road frontage of the block, extending this in 1949 to include a dental surgery, and again in 1953, around the corner and down Indooroopilly Road, to accommodate the Taringa East Post Office. The post office closed in 1977. Other tenants over time included a ladies hairdresser, a barber, a bicycle shop and a butchers on the corner.

The whole site was redeveloped in the 1980s, still as mixed retail/professional but on a larger scale and with on-site parking. The Sizzling Mongolian on the first floor is by now probably the longest lasting eatery for this particular tenancy. Previous incarnations include the Coyote Grill and an Italian restaurant.

[PS within three days of taking the photograph the sign had been over-painted]

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