I’ve been trying to learn more about the former Cavan hotel on Brunswick St, but there is not much information available online. It has been the premises of several business in the past few years, and all have struggled there. Most recently, there was a computer repair and accessory shop, and before that a lingerie shop.
It was built in 1859 and functioned as a hotel until 1936, when government regulations designed to reduce the number of licensed premises in the Fitzroy and Collingwood area forced its closure. According to the Argus, Thursday 5 March 1936, p13:
The Argus, Tuesday 21 April 1936, p11, reports that the licensee got the bad news a month later.
Does anyone know what the building was used for between the 1930s and the 2000s?