Pile's Grocery Store, Preston

625 High Street, Preston

The  store at 625 High Street Regent was to see a relatively high turnover of owners during the first quarter of the twentieth century before becoming the long running business of the Pike family. Pre-First World War the store was operated by J. T. Coles before Councillor Edmund Allchin briefly operated it during the war. Later, Allchin Tonkin ran the business (from 1918 - 1920) before Charles Pike established himself there as a grocer. In the early 1930s the property was renumbered as 735 High Street Regent. The business - Regent Economic Stores  - was operated by Charles, and his son Charles Allan, until Charles Pile's death in 1945. The business was closed down in 1971.

Sands and McDougall’s Melbourne and Suburban Directory 1864- 1974. [Microfiche]. (1974). Melbourne, Australia: Sands & McDougall.