Property ID: 1P0570

99 Main Street Eldorado VIC

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(Reduced Price) For Sale Historic Firebox Bakery Eldorado
(Reduced Price Owners want to sell) If you are looking for a piece of history as a business and a Building this is it.

In April 2021 'The Food Dude' reported a wonderful story which aired on 7Mate, highlighting the business and its history, evidence of the attraction and popularity of this site.

Eldorado is a small town in the North-East of Victoria located 276 km north-east of Melbourne, 21 km east of Wangaratta. The picturesque hidden gem is a historic gold mining town with the name 'El Dorado' being derived from its beautiful rich pastures.

During its operation from 1905 through to 1952, the ' Firebox' bakery has had a number of owners and residents (Schuppe, Cunninghams and then the McKoy families). The bakery building houses an historic scotch oven which is woodfired and is roughly 120 square feet and has been restored in 2018 by the current owners.

Scotch ovens are traditionally woodfired commercial bakers ovens. A scotch oven has an arched ceiling, a fire box on one side of the main chamber and a flue on the opposite side. The oven's shell comprises massive layer's of brick and sand. The layers are tied together with steel rods so they can contract and expand without pulling apart.

Only a few scotch ovens remain, due to being destroyed, as they posed a threat by the larger flour millers of the time to eliminate their competition for new supermarket breads.

The wood for the oven is locally sourced using a mixture of dry kilned and red gum. Burning timber releases carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) but an equal part is absorbed by the trees, making our baking carbon neutral.

The current owners have put their heart and soul into this business and property.

For all enquiries on the Business and the building contact Mark Dillow on 0419 882 962
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