More than eight months after our original report on this intriguing development, signs of movement have again been seen out the front of the abandoned shopfront in Watsonia. Originally reported on by The Watsonia Bugle in June last year, the abandoned delicatessen has been a wasted piece of prime real estate on the thriving retail strip of Watsonia Road.

Nestled next to Professor’s Pizza and the IGA car park, in recent days the site has again been adorned by a skip out the front, and movement in and out of the store – presumably making minor improvements for a potential re-launch in the coming months. Our report last year sparked numerous theories about what might appear at the location, with the clubhouse leader being the suggestion that it would be a Chemist Warehouse.

However, the shop then lay dormant until this week’s activity, which is sure to pique the interest of local residents yet again. High on The Watsonia Bugle’s wishlist is a nice little curry house, a wine bar and/or a gourmet burger joint. But regardless of what happens, you can be sure we’ll be keeping a close eye on proceedings.