Fire in Fyshwick

Tempestas 30 September 2007 18

Been trying to get furniture delivered today (after they buggered it yesterday) and apparently there was a large fire in Fyshwick last night? Any idea about the story.
As usual the Canberra Times will report it on Wednesday or something when their lonely cadet finds a new pencil.

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18 Responses to Fire in Fyshwick
el ......VNBerlinaV8 el ......VNBerlinaV8 6:37 pm 03 Nov 07

All the best with getting back on your feet.

victimsfamily victimsfamily 6:30 pm 03 Nov 07

I’m sorry Brett couldn’t deliver your furniture on time. Yes, it was our Warehouse full of toys ready to go into our local, family operated business (Toys Warehouse not Toy World). As we haven’t been doing well Brett has also taken on doing interstate and local freight, and unfortunately there was furniture and heaps more stored in there. We didn’t have any insurance on anything in the storage warehouse, and as such this has been very hard on us. At first they thought we may have something to do with the fire, but since have changed their minds. As yet, we still haven’t had any word on what did or didn’t cause the fire. The house was repossessed, I don’t suppose anything else can happen. However, we are keeping our heads up and are going to start off again. I hope you ended up getting you furniture OK.

Sammy Sammy 9:53 am 04 Oct 07

Because if you are referring to Pellegrinos, then you’re way off base. I regularly have breakfast there, and it is regularly filled with all types including tradies.

The proprietors of Pellegrinos obviously did their market research. Fyshwick is now full of lots of white-collar workers, including various Defence and other technology organisations.

The fact they’re also capturing some of the blue-collar market is undoubtedly a bonus for them.

Sammy Sammy 9:19 am 03 Oct 07

barney, are you referring to Pellegrino’s?

barney barney 9:02 pm 02 Oct 07

Shame that poncey cafe didn’t get burnt to ash. It has no right to be in Fyshwick. Sh*t, I can just see all the mechanic’s sipping chocca-chino’s with some fancy-pants $13 slice of cake or something. The Nivea for Men warehouse will be going up shortly …Hang on, what was I supposed to be talking about !?

Sammy Sammy 11:59 am 02 Oct 07

Drove past this morning. It’s not the actual Toy Warehouse store, but another shop in the same court that they must have been using for storage. The court is the one with Regency Blinds at the front, and Water Plus and I&J Signs up the back.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 9:37 am 02 Oct 07

“Jewish” Fire Sale?

asp asp 3:52 am 02 Oct 07

not sure if it’s the same family all the way through. If I had $40 to spare, I’d get a company check report done by Dunn & Bradstreet. No kidding, I’ve done that before for a couple of local businesses. A certain furniture store, you could buy it for $500! if you pay only what the owners shares are worth.

The Rabble The Rabble 10:20 pm 01 Oct 07

If it’s Toy Warehouse then that family lost absolutley everything in the Duffy fires 2003. Poor things.

Sammy Sammy 6:29 pm 01 Oct 07

they’ve been family owned in Fyshwick since 1924

Does it mention if it’s all the same family? 🙂

“Family owned since 1924”. But fifteen different families.

asp asp 3:29 pm 01 Oct 07

Well, I hope it’s not Toyworld. According to their rather impressive website (, (compared to other toy retailers at least), they’ve been family owned in Fyshwick since 1924! Not many local businesses that old remaining.

groonsnout groonsnout 10:37 am 01 Oct 07

it was toy warehouse on wollongong st.. hmmn.. $$ nuff said.

barney barney 10:12 am 01 Oct 07

Toy Warehouse, or Toyworld ? I need to splash some cold water on my face :S

barney barney 10:10 am 01 Oct 07

What ! Toyworld is such a great place. Not that I ever go there. But it has lots of great stuff for all ages.

I shall wait for more reports.

Sammy Sammy 9:19 am 01 Oct 07

On 666 yesterday they said it was a ‘toy warehouse’ on Wollongong Street. I assumed it was ‘Toy Warehouse’, which is in one of the courts on Wollongong Street, opposite Pellegrinos.

The radio report said that it was a shop storing stock for selling elsewhere at Christmas time. This gels with my theory about Toy Warehouse, as I believe they are the guys that set up the stalls within the walkways in places like Westfield Woden, and sell the cheap RC cars etc.

groonsnout groonsnout 12:29 am 01 Oct 07

I think it’s been mostly the $1000 RC toys going astray.. real shame because it’s a canberra owned and run family business.

asp asp 12:27 am 01 Oct 07

“and they have had a tough run with it.. robberies a plenty”

Damn those members of organized crime groups and their black market trade of Barbie dolls and duplo!

groonsnout groonsnout 8:32 pm 30 Sep 07

trying hard to find some info about it.. but word on the street it was Toyworld (5 barrier st) and “some” buildings next to it.. My wife’s work is next door (namrod house) but according to the servers there (canberra net) it’s still standing.. must have been the warehouses behind it or the furniture store next door.

My business was toyworld’s neighbour for 5 years, and they have had a tough run with it.. robberies a plenty, even when it was “toy warehouse”.. so any info anyone??

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