The Brighton Button Shop:
There has been a button merchant in Bay Street, Brighton since 1914. From 1914 until around 1932 it was in the Brighton Bay Arcade, opposite the Palace Cinema. From c.1932 until c.1982 it was at 295 Bay Street and from then onwards at 405 Bay Street.
Researching the Melbourne phone directories, I found it listed as ‘Brighton’ or simply ‘Btn’ in 1965 through to 1974. From 1950 to 1960 it was listed under the previous owner’s name, J. H. Nugent .This would be John Henry Nugent, draper.
Earlier than 1950, I didn’t see a listing.