Hoping to avert the demolition, SaveMiddleHeadCafe.org – run by a group of “concerned community members” – began a petition in February with a target of 2,500 signatures.
It was to be presented to Environment and Water Minister Tanya Plibersek – responsible for federal-owned land – and to The Harbour Trust executive director, Janet Carding.
Christelle and son Lucas photographed at their cafe by Mosman Collective this week.
The family run café, located on a prime parcel of harbour front land formerly occupied by the Australian Defence Forces, will now receive a menu refresh thanks to twin sons Lucas and Sonny who work alongside their parents two days each week.
“They work hard,” Ms Bertrand said. “I told my husband that it the boys leave the café, then we must sell it. We cannot run this without them.”
“The café has evolved into a community centre over the years, she said, and local people were prepared to fight for its survival.
“This just means so much, and we are very thankful to our lovely customers.”
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