Cover image for Kitchen Store Pty Ltd, 99 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Agency:
Kitchen Store Pty Ltd, 99 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Jan 1927
End Date:
31 Dec 1980
Description:
Before Robert William Carl (Bill) Levis set up his own business, he was well known for lavish window displays at T.J. Cane. Kitchen Store founded by Bill Levis (NG3107) and Bill Duke first opened their doors 1 September 1927 at 47 Murray Street. By March 1930 a second shop opened at 25 Liverpool Street. Bill Levis and his family briefly lived upstairs.
In June 1931 a second shop opened down the street at a larger and more central location at 90 Liverpool Street, next door to F. Colman, Chemist. In June 1932 the Murray Street store moved to 90 Liverpool St. as well. A move to 53 Murray Street saw them arrive and settle just in time for a major fire.
19 December 1933 a fire started in the store next door. The fire came across and up the back of Kitchen Store - the roof collapsed and a lot of stock was lost. Bill Levis bought out Bill Duke in 1934.
In 1955 99-101 Elizabeth Street was purchased; two buildings pulled down and newly-built premises were opened April 1956. After the death of Bill Levis, his son Kevin managed the shop until 1977. After a large disposal sale, the property has been rented to other proprietors.
Functions Performed:
Tasmanian businesses
Series Created By Agency:
NS3737 Administrative Papers and Correspondence01 Feb 183409 Nov 1990

NS3732 Photographs of the Business01 Jan 192031 Dec 1977

NS3734 Newspaper Cuttings Relevant to Kitchen Store20 Nov 192231 Dec 2004

NS3731 Advertisements01 Sep 192721 Mar 1977

NS3733 Business Ephemera01 Jan 193031 Dec 1960