Belchers Corner is a place that has architectural and historical significance. According to the Victorian Heritage Database,
The site at 141 – 149 Ryrie Street, Geelong, is dominated by the former Belchers Corner building, which forms an important landmark at this central, major intersection of Moorabool and Ryrie Streets. This building has visual connections with other significant corner buildings, notably the former T & G Building (1934), former Bank of New South Wales building 1938, and the former Mercantile Bank building (1888).
One of the main stores along that area was the Moorabool Street Rug store. It closed down mid 2017 and moved to a shopfront a couple of stores away. The store didn’t last long in that location.
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Structural issues were identified in the building in mid July. They blocked access to the area while engineers did more tests.
It was ordered to be demolished by December 31st.