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Love the lift lobby glass

Art Deco in design and built in the late 1920s the Nicholas Building has been saved from the... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Melbourne, Australia
My must visit sadly in decline

The Nicholas, is a fav of mine to enjoy stepping back in time.. The old world lifts, the lead light... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Geelong, Australia
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14 Aug 2018
“Love the lift lobby glass”
23 Jul 2018
“My must visit sadly in decline”
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Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Art Deco in design and built in the late 1920s the Nicholas Building has been saved from the destruction to build the new underground station. It has some amazing ceiling glass and the copper detailing for the lifts is interesting, too.

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

The Nicholas, is a fav of mine to enjoy stepping back in time.. The old world lifts, the lead light panelled windows, the quirky shops.. but this time, sadly a lot of empty spaces.. lovely vintage clothes, a couple of quirky book shops, kimono shop...More

Thank RedTart1
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a great old building built for the Nicholas (Aspro) family in the 'Chicago' style but it is now located in not a very pleasant part of Swanston Street (corner of Flinders Lane) and has some fairly average tenants with 'specialty' shops.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 1 June 2017

There are several fabric haberdashery shops, a vintage clothes shop and a great book shop that specialises in literature/poetry. It is well worth a visit by anyone interested in building of the era,you can either use the lifts, or walk the stairs.

Thank Schmidtbuster
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

a national trust and heritage listed building next door to hungry jacks. built in 1926 in greek revival palazzo style. lovely building

1  Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This is local products and art shopping area.A Good tourist shopping are.If y ou are around visit.You might pick up some thing to take home.

Thank SE s
Reviewed 6 May 2016

I have passed the Nicholas Building dozens of times without realising it was there. The front has been taken over by low-grade retailers. The building dates from the 1920s. The building has an arcade, again easy to miss. The tenants' list records dozens of small...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

A historic Melbourne building that is home to many artists and creatives. Level 1 and 2 contain retailers that are open to the public with a variety from books, beads, haberdashery, buttons, retro clothing and kimonos to the above studios which depending on their occupant...More

2  Thank Lauren R
Reviewed 11 March 2015

The Nicholas Building is an historic icon of Melbourne. If you venture up the staircase, each of the lower levels uncovers little shops filled with creative and interesting treasures. If you're interested in textiles, Kimono House and Lucello are both a delight. The upper floors...More

1  Thank noodle004
Reviewed 23 January 2015

For anyone who likes arts, crafts, exhibition spaces, fashion and retro design, the alternative shops and studios in the Nicholas Building are fun to explore. And so is the building. It dates from 1926, is 9 storeys high, and is heritage protected. The lifts are...More

Thank Alys-Schatzi
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throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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